This isn’t an excerpt from a novel, but instead a paragraph from the blog of John McAfee, founder of McAfee Anti-Virus. In essence, it’s an executive blog—and unlike anything you’ve read (or ghost-written) for your boss.
McAfee, as you may have heard, is on the lam from authorities in Belize—where the British-born American lives—after the murder of the software entrepreneur’s neighbor, American ex-patriot Gregory Viant Faull. No charges have been filed, but police want to speak with McAfee about the slaying.
McAfee thinks the Belize police want to kill him, according to a phone interview he gave to Wired magazine.
On Saturday, he launched the most bizarre and dramatic blog from a current or former executive that you’ll probably ever read. It’s “The Count of Monte Cristo” meets “The Diary of Samuel Papys”—if Pepys was incredibly paranoid. The blog even bears a theatric, even ominous named, The Hinterland.