“Information wants to be free,” is the oft quoted maxim. Information also wants to be expensive, according to the original quote.
Whistleblower Ed Snowden, who revealed the National Security Agency’s massive cellphone record hoarding program, likely wants to remain free. He was last seen leaving an expensive hotel in Hong Kong and will start accruing an expensive legal tab once the feds catch up to him.
Since many consider him a hero, he may get topnotch, free legal counsel.
Many consider Snowden a traitor. He did reveal classified information, after all. I’ve never worked for the NSA, but I’m thinking they made him sign a few documents that indicated it was NOT OK to download stuff at work and share it with reporters.
Some consider Snowden a fool, not for breaking the law, but for ditching his ballerina girlfriend in Hawaii. Snowden, according to published reports, did not tell the young lady WHY he was leaving the home they shared, but he did tell her he’d be gone for a few weeks.
I’m thinking he’s going to be gone longer than that.
The self-described “petite dreamer,” Lindsay Mills, who writes like I dance, says in her blog that “My world has opened and closed all at once. Leaving me at sea without a compass. Surely there will be villainous pirates, distracting mermaids and tides of change in this new open water chapter of my journey. But at the moment all I can feel is alone.”
“As I type this on my tear-streaked keyboard I’m reflecting on all the faces that have graced my path. The ones I laughed with. The ones I’ve held. The one I’ve grown to love the most. And the ones I never got to bid adieu. But sometimes life doesn’t afford proper goodbyes.”
Hmmmmm … maybe the NSA leak isn’t why Snowden started running.