Monday, February 21, 2011


My wife pointed out to me that on my 2/9 blog I left out the word super-ego when talking about the conscience of a computer. Better to leave out the word than leave out your conscience, I always say.

In this context I chuckled when I read the small article in the paper about a House of Representative guy from New York State who resigned after an email from Gawker outed him.

He is a 46 year old, married man who posted his info and shirtless picture in response to a Craig's list ad by a woman looking for a man. He identified himself as a 39 year old divorced lobbyist. He used his real name and his personal email address. He described himself as "a very fit fun classy guy" and said, "I promise not to disappoint."

Assy yes, but definitely not classy!

I will say it one more time. There are no secrets on the web or in texts, tweets or any other form of new communications. Putting yourself out there is like peeing in the street. The odds are someone else will see you and unless you are three years old or very lucky it is unlikely you will get away with it.

And, oh by the way, websites like Gawker are the super-ego of the computer. Happy now, dear?

Bye For Now,


1 comment:

  1. the Representative is too skinny, too stupid, and just plain silly. Grow up, go home and figure it out...very disappointing.