Q: The lawsuit you thought would settle didn’t,and the judge won’t give you a continuance.You’re headed out the door to a rural courtroom,without easy access to even a Radio Shack. What are themost important steps to take?

A. Like any good scout, be prepared. Have a networkin a shipping box with phones, wired and wirelessnetworking, a VPN concentrator, firewall and a smallshared server, ready to ship at a moment’s notice.