David Pogue — Westport’s own New York Times/CBS News/CNBC tech superstar — gave a speech yesterday at the Department of Justice. I’d heard Vice President Biden was going to be there, so I asked him for some juicy tidbits.
Here’s the Pogue Report:
When I arrived, a minion helpfully took my overcoat as I took the stage for the A/V check on my laptop. But after my talk, nobody could find the coat! And it had my wallet in it. Which I needed to fly home again!
This was 3:50. I was freaking out — I had to get to the PBS studio for a”News Hour” interview at 4, then had a 6:30 flight home.
The ironic problem was that Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, spoke immediately after me, so the entire ballroom backstage — the obvious place to look for my missing coat– was sealed off tight by Secret Service!
I left for PBS without the jacket and wallet, and did the interview (PBS paid the cab). As we wrapped up, the Washington Hilton security staff gave me a call — the coat had been found, wallet intact. I returned to the Hilton, grabbed it, and made the flight with 10 minutes before departure.
I found it hilarious that my coat and wallet went missing at, of all things, a meeting of the Department of Justice and Homeland Security!