We interrupt our regularly scheduled newsletter (a wrap-up on the IP call center series of stories) because airport security ate Larry\u2019s homework.Well, it didn\u2019t actually \u201ceat\u201d the homework - just sent the computer containing this week\u2019s column on a very long trip without Larry.While Larry\u2019s shoes and belt buckle were examined by the magic wand, the security screener x-rayed two identical Dell laptops. One belonged to Larry, who was traveling to Atlanta, the other to a salesman traveling to Portland, Ore. The agent, trying to be helpful, placed these identical laptops in their carrying cases.Larry, a savvy traveler, always makes sure he gets his own case and that his laptop is in the case before leaving security. Checklist completed, and on the way to Atlanta. Except for one little thing. Larry\u2019s laptop is in the salesman\u2019s case on the way to Portland, and the salesman\u2019s laptop in Larry\u2019s case traveling to Atlanta.The good news is that laptops do require login passwords, so some limited information protection is afforded. Also, Larry reached the salesman in Portland and both will meet later to reunite the laptops with their rightful owners.Now for the convergence angle. If Larry and the salesman had relied on hosted applications, hosted data, and hosted directories, then life would have been much easier for Larry. And our subscribers would be reading about IP call centers and not airport security.Maybe it\u2019s time for Larry and the salesman from Portland to turn in their eight pounds of \u201cmobile\u201d data and computing resources in exchange for a wireless notepad and a hosted service.