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PayPal Account Started for Replacement of Doc Searls' Laptop

Dave Aiello wrote, "Chris Pirillo announced that he started a PayPal account to buy Doc Searls a new laptop. This is a nice idea and an even better PR move for Chris. This story made me review what I know about Doc's situation, and a similarly expensive loss that occurred in my area recently."

"Doc said that his laptop was stolen from his car. So, some insurance should pay for replacement of the equipment itself."

"I know of a high school hockey player here in New Jersey that had all of his goalie equipment stolen from his parents' car-- also a small four-figure replacement cost. When I asked him how the loss was dealt with, he told me that his parents' homeowner's insurance paid for replacement."

"Assuming that this coverage is not unique to New Jersey, I would expect that Doc would get his laptop replaced in that manner as well, unless the computer was owned by a company rather than him, personally. If the computer is owned by a company, then all bets are off regarding replacement-- it depends on how much insurance the company has and what it covers."

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