This story deserves an award of some kind for business writing. A subject like this calls for just the right mix of completely straight-faced reporting and just a tiny hint of a wink. Plus, of course, a huge love of Doritos.
I laughed, and I wept a bit for the outright enthusiasm that Taco Bell’s CEO expressed over his company’s innovation. Or, should I say, “innovation.” But, as they say, welcome to America!
Also, those locos tacos actually taste pretty good. Though they don’t sit too well inside.
Deep Inside Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco
“In short, Aaron Swartz was not the super hacker breathlessly described in the Government’s indictment and forensic reports, and his actions did not pose a real danger to JSTOR, MIT or the public. He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly. This loophole was created intentionally by MIT and JSTOR, and was codified contractually in the piles of paperwork turned over during discovery.”
via The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime” « Unhandled Exception.
I made a short, clickable Tapestry story out of an old poem I wrote but had never published. I hope you like it.