Stay Off the Internets If You Know What’s Good for You

New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, unhappy with an official probe into the e-mails he sent to a former girlfriend who was also the state union president, has decided to swear off e-mail entirely. (In related news, stocks in smoke-signaling firms surged in overnight trading.)

Meanwhile, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has also found that old online exchanges can come back to hurt you. In the midst of an FTC lawsuit against Whole Foods’ proposed takeover of Wild Oats, it’s been revealed that Mackey adopted a sockpuppet named Rahodeb (an alteration of his wife’s name, Deborah) to tout Whole Foods and trash Wild Oats on a Yahoo stock-market forum.

These internets, man: crazy, dangerous stuff.


bgriffs

"New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, unhappy with an official probe into the e-mails he sent to a former girlfriend who was also the state union president, has decided to swear off e-mail entirely. "

Perhaps speeding cars would have been a better idea.

zoliver

This is totally unrelated, but Levitt and Dubner, what's the latest news on the signed bookplates? I'm pretty sure I have filled out the form twice now. I just think it would really be cool to have one...

egretman

...and can you send randyfromcanada a t-shirt so that he'll come back to the blog?

dantheman

@ zoliver

the turnover time for the bookplates is really long. it took at least several months for me to get mine... but it did arrive eventually.

despite the long wait, i think it's a great idea and i was really happy when i finally got it.

ray

Is this the same Corzine who as a Senator railed against the abuses in the stock market where he made his fortune?

gradys_kitchen

Dubner is the dumbner choice in ecomonic related blogging. I find the engaging writing of the New Economist blog far more exciting. In fact, just looking at the tired style sheet of freakonomics.com has made me yawn while typing.

New Economist rules, just ask my son Henry Dagticks.

bryn

Mostly unrelated, but this article in Treehugger talked about the lead-crime link one of you posted about a few days ago.

freakyreader123

Let's hope the SEC is investigating the stock manipulation attempts of Whole Foods.

bgriffs

"New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, unhappy with an official probe into the e-mails he sent to a former girlfriend who was also the state union president, has decided to swear off e-mail entirely. "

Perhaps speeding cars would have been a better idea.

zoliver

This is totally unrelated, but Levitt and Dubner, what's the latest news on the signed bookplates? I'm pretty sure I have filled out the form twice now. I just think it would really be cool to have one...

egretman

...and can you send randyfromcanada a t-shirt so that he'll come back to the blog?

dantheman

@ zoliver

the turnover time for the bookplates is really long. it took at least several months for me to get mine... but it did arrive eventually.

despite the long wait, i think it's a great idea and i was really happy when i finally got it.

ray

Is this the same Corzine who as a Senator railed against the abuses in the stock market where he made his fortune?

gradys_kitchen

Dubner is the dumbner choice in ecomonic related blogging. I find the engaging writing of the New Economist blog far more exciting. In fact, just looking at the tired style sheet of freakonomics.com has made me yawn while typing.

New Economist rules, just ask my son Henry Dagticks.

bryn

Mostly unrelated, but this article in Treehugger talked about the lead-crime link one of you posted about a few days ago.

freakyreader123

Let's hope the SEC is investigating the stock manipulation attempts of Whole Foods.