Álvaro Serrano on A briefcase containing the chronicles of an affair between a man and his secretary:

Next time somebody complains to you about how social networks and the Internet are destroying privacy and marriages, just point them towards this article.

(Via Analog Senses)

I’m not sure I’d compare an affair exposed by material found after 30 years of being stored in a briefcase to broken security or privacy issues on social media, but I am fascinated by the degree to which Günter documented the thing.

I write in one (paper) journal or another nearly every day, and while I’m not having an affair or doing anything illegal, I know it’s likely someone will read them someday. I’m a little careful because of it. Maybe I shouldn’t worry so much. I’ll just toss them in a briefcase and let the archivists have their fun at my expense later.