Gadgets of Mass Destruction


Your friends at the Department of Homeland Security are set to issue a warning that cameras, cells, and laptops -- the belts and suspenders of life in the 21st Century -- pose a terrorist threat. The worry is that the items could be used to conceal weapons like box-cutters.

It is a common-sense observation, but you know how it will be applied. Some airport security type will leave your spiffy new PDA a $500 paperweight when he's done searching it.