How desperate are New York Times employees? A tipster tells us that a thief recently stole 27(!) laptop computers from the NYT's headquarters—and some think it may have been an inside job. The sordid details:
- [Everything according to an inside source, but unconfirmed] Twenty-seven laptops (probably Thinkpads) were stolen from a storage closet on the second floor of the NYT's headquarters some time over the past three-day weekend.
- The second floor is where the graphics, maps, and business news desks are located. The laptops were probably clean or unused, and waiting to be given to new reporters.
- *Speculation exists* within the building that the theft may have been an inside job. Police were dusting for fingerprints today.