We’re getting startling stories and images from all over the world these days, captured during almost every kind of event. But while celebrities are trained for this type of exposure, will we be ready when our 15 minutes comes along? Will we be lauded or jeered? Will we be able to deal with it? I’m reminded of a Capote line from Breakfast at Tiffany’s: “Certain shades of limelight wreck a girl’s complexion.”
Now, with that in mind, go root around thousands of emails written by 176 Enron executives between 2000 and 2002. It’s free and it’s fun. Oh, and it’s apparently not that work safe either.
It’s worth remembering that all this Internet stuff comes at a price, meaning that if you’re not paying for it, someone else is, and that means they probably own what you say and are keeping copies, in any case. Almost makes you feel sorry for those Enron suits. Almost.