—Andrea Lee, "Bag lady," The New Yorker, September 25, 2006
When Rex Moser of Washington arrives at his tourist destination, he goes to a local mass merchandiser and makes any necessary purchases. "The real prize is the store's plastic shopping bag with the name and logo prominently displayed," he told The Washington Post. He uses the bag to carry all his day-trip necessities and often passes for a local resident, fooling thieves.
June 8, 1998
To protect your computer and accessories while traveling, it's common to use a bag. However, what the bag looks like can determine whether you will be recognized as a target. Black computer-case bags are the major tip-off that you have a notebook. We looked at computer backpacks from three vendors who specialize in computer cases and products: Kensington MicroWare, Port, and Targus. Our aim was to determine how well these bags disguised their cargo.
—Bruce Brown, "Stop, Thief!," Computer Shopper, May 1, 1997