Starting today you can leave your laptop in a bag at airport security


As you know, the Transportation Safety Administration has decided to allow laptop-carrying airline passengers keep their laptops in specially approved bags at security checkpoints. It’s actually the most revolutionary decision in United States bureaucracy history. To that end, the TSA has finally posted details on its Web site how all this is going to work.

That handy graphic shows the type of bags that are and aren’t permitted. This is all to make it so that TSOs, or Transportation Security Officers, can inspect the laptop while it’s in the specially approved bag.

The program starts today, August 16.

By far, the best sentence from the TSA’s Web site: “TSOs know what the inside of a computer should look like, and can recognize irregularities.” Yeah, can they?