The Null Device


Today's Evening Standard headline: "CHATROOM LED TO MODEL'S MURDER"

Upon closer examination, the details of the story emerge. Apparently the model in question was murdered by her boyfriend at the time, whom she had initially met in an internet chatroom.

So yes, whilst one could say that, were it not for the chatroom, she'd probably still be alive, claiming that the Evil Evil Internet led directly to her death is a bit of a stretch. Though why let logic get in the way of selling copy?

There are 1 comments on "Causality":

Posted by: realkosh Tue Jul 25 23:03:31 2006

School leads to child's murder. Train leads to CEO's murder. Freeway leads to drivers' death.

Ban them all!