From: "DESCHAMPS Stéphane DSI/SICOR" > A fellow technical architect and asp.net specialist (who's also been a > 'thelist' reader for a few years), Matthieu, was stabbed without a word by a guy > on Friday who wanted to snatch his laptop computer. I feel really sorry for your friend and feel deep sympathy for him. Worst effect of this incident could be psychological and I think this effect is often ignored in many cases (at least in Asia). Best wishes from me for your friend! > Mat stopped a blow with his hands and was safe because another blow to his > thorax ended into his camera, which he luckily had stashed in his breast pocket. > The guy got away with the laptop, of course. > > Mat's hands were operated this weekend and now he's safe, although his fingers > are going to be insensitive for maybe a year. > > What I find crazy is that the guy said nothing. I mean, if someone with a knife > went up to me and said, "hey, give me your laptop", I wouldn't play hero, would > I? Yet this guy said nothing and stabbed first. And got away with it. I'm sure > he'll never be found again. > > I had Mat on the phone on Monday night and he sounded all right, although > shocked and a bit numb with all the anaesthetics. In which country your friend is? What does the police say about the incident? All the best to you and your friend! -- Syed Zeeshan Haider. http://szh.20m.com/ ----------------------------------- Allah says to Mankind: "Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?"