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.