I don’t know how much you’ve been keeping up with this saga, but earlier this week, John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, became a fugitive. His neighbor in Belize was murdered, and McAfee is wanted by the police for questioning. He has been in hiding, but has been communicating with Wired reporter Joshua Davis. Davis has been providing updates along the way.
You can catch up here.
McAfee claims that he is innocent, but will not turn himself in because he believes he will be tortured by authorities. He told Davis about the disguise he has taken on, and that he has been sleeping on a lice-infested bed. At one point, he had apparently buried himself in the sand. On Wednesday, McAfee sent Davis an essay about Belize and its history of pirates, and called today’s Belize a “pirate haven”.
Anyhow, the latest update from Davis claims that McAfee has a television, and he has watched at least one episode of the old western show Rawhide.
McAfee update: Says his hideout has a cathode ray tube TV and he watched an episode of Rawhide. His girlfriend thinks it’s boring.
Follow Joshua Davis on Twitter for the latest updates on McAfee.