Thursday, December 13, 2007

Not According to Plan

This event happened last August, 2007, but I had such a good time watching it that I wanted to share it with the folks who stop by here.

It's a video of "Dateline" associate producer Michelle Madigan getting escorted out of a DefCon gathering [hacker conference] after she was outed while trying to work undercover there (complete with hidden video cam). Here is a link to a ZDNET blog that goes into further detail about the incident. Madigan was given every opportunity to remain at the event - as long as she put on press credentials, which she repeatedly refused to do (kind of ruins the "secret operative" effect). Finally, the event staff got up on stage and announced to the crowd the start of a new game, entitled, "Who Can Spot the Undercover Reporter."

Follow this link to a transcript of Madigan's ordeal.

LESSON TO BE LEARNED: Never try to "out-tech" a tech conference.

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At 10:49 AM, Blogger Michaelann Bewsee said...

Merry Christmas!
Bill, I left a comment for your comment on my blog.
Thanks for having a brain.

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Bill Dusty said...

Alrighty ;-)


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