“I could go on, and will at later point, but I need to tell my story. I will have to tell it in short increments because I have limited and intermittent access to a computer and the Internet. I am on the run, remember. Consider this introduction the first chapter.”
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.
The first post takes aim at a Gizmodo contributor as well as Wired, over their coverage of him. In subsequent posts, McAfee explains the treatment he has received from Belize authorities and shares details of his life on the run with his 20-year-old Belize girlfriend, Samantha.