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Gelman’s Goodbye


My old friend and co-worker Mitch Gelman, Executive Editor and chief muckety-muck for CNN.com for the last several years was feted before the new year as he left CNN, Turner and Atlanta for greener pastures out in Colorado where his wife is in veterinary school. Mitch and I started within a few weeks of one another back at CNN/SI, he taking the path into the editorial world while I moved more and more into technology. He’s one of the smartest guys I know, with tremendous instincts as a journalist and manager. He will be missed around these parts. In this image above, Simit (on the plasma screen above Mitch) does his best impersonation of Mitch being pissed off, if I recall correctly. 

The Mail of the Beast

6666 Messages

So I keep a lot of messages in my inbox. Mail.app on the Mac rolls that way – with lightning-fast searching by keyword in any field, I have a system where I flag messages for follow-up (or now, with Leopard, using the ‘to-do’ flag). Long story short is that I keep *everything* in the main inbox for ease of access along with some project-based smartfolders. When our Exchange system reminded me that I was over the space allocation and with Trotz 2.0 due any moment now, I was doing some housekeeping this afternoon to archive off to my local drive all of my September messages. That left me with 6,666 messages in my inbox. Coincidence? Good thing this didn’t happen on Wednesday – that would have been far too spooky. Of course, having been born on June 6, 1966 (6/6/66) also makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up as well.