Thorough Thieves Steal Canadian Student's Thesis, Backup, Research
Boldt has said that, if he isn't able to recover his work, he may have to drop out of school. For that reason, he is offering a cash reward for the return of his laptop. He told CTV.ca, "The computer can be replaced. It's what's on it that can't. Even if they want to save everything on a hard drive and give me that, that's fantastic." Of course, he could have (and should have) saved online using services like Dropbox or Google Docs, or just kept his back-up drive in a different place than his computer. (Those tactics are not only helpful in instances of theft, but essential in the event of a fire or flood, too). Still, a student without research and a missing thesis is a sad sight indeed, so here's to catching the thieves.