A policewoman in Melbourne took a photo of herself — in uniform, shirt unbuttoned, seductively posed, name badge showing — and sent it to her boyfriend as a get well message.
He (cad) emailed it to a few friends and soon (whadda ya know?) it’s all over the police email system and the local news.
She now faces an Ethical Standards investigation and the possible loss of her job.
Claire Swire (lest we forget — Wikipedia ) first blazed the trail of email stupidity, but it seems that others are only too willing to follow in her footsteps.
I guess the moral of the story here is the same as it was in 2000.
As the BBC put it at the time, “Email in haste, repent at leisure”:
Of all the technological innovations of recent decades, few have the ability to wreck your life quite as quickly, and to quite the same extent, as e-mail…
…The lesson is clear: e-mail may be quick and cheap, but it has its drawbacks. It’s more bother to find a stamp and address an envelope, but at least it gives you time to reflect on the wisdom of sending the contents in the first place.
- Emailing to live, not living to email
- Colourise Mail.app messages for visual queues
- Chatalog – Integrating iChat logs into Mail
- More technology, less productivity
- Where did the day go?
Tags: claire swire, email, Internet, not apple mail, not mail.app, think first