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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

A Mug(ging) For Christmas

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Doug Rushkoff got mugged at knifepoint on Christmas Eve while he was taking out the garbage. You can read his reflection on it here, but here's a striking excerpt:
I negotiated with him for my health insurance card - not only because it has my Social Security number and was really hard to get, but because I knew that such a request would humanize me in the mind of my attacker, and make it harder for him to stab me. Such are the benefits of studying human behavior. All I lost was my phone, cards, and money.

NPH wishes his favorite media guru safer passages than these.

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