Read with interest an article in your Feb. 22 edition, "Missing state computers total close to 500, auditor reports." No wonder our taxes keep going up! When I was in high school, we were issued text books for use during the school year. At the end of the semester (or school year) we were required to return the books. If we lost the book(s), we were required to pay for same. I will wager if compensation were required for any lost computer, the computer would somehow be "found."