December 09, 2003
Amber and Ice

By now I believe that everyone knows the story of Germany's cannibal Armin Meiwes, back in the news because his trial has begun.

But in certain digital corners -- Google's, specifically -- Meiwes never left the spotlight, because all those corners are lit just the same. Specifically, the Google cache of his original usenet posts feel like some malevolent creature locked in amber, like some virus frozen in ice. The headers are german, but they're in English, since his posts are more in the language of commerce than e.g., romance.

Posted by kevin slavin at December 09, 2003 02:12 PM
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