The FTW Burglary

Act 2:  From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog

Jenna Orkin
wedn july 5, 2006

If you've just read Mike's account of the burglary at FTW you're probably a little shell-shocked. We knew that all seven computers had been smashed with sledgehammers. Yet hearing the ruthless details told methodically and dispassionately by the person most passionately involved; seeing the pictures and hearing Mike say matter-of-factly, "The only way to describe the damage is that it has been utterly devastating from business, emotional and professional perspectives," - well, this gives a person pause.

Rather than dwell on such a horror, the normal human response is to want to do something.

But here we're stymied. Apart from scribbling a check, one is at a loss to know what to do to help.

This blog is also at a loss but on two fronts:

1) Mike and FTW
2) All of you.

It's probably most beneficial right now for the blog to act as a forum for us to express our reactions to the events described in Mike's article and to exchange ideas. It's unlikely that ideas suggested here will find direct enactment at FTW. But it's quite possible that they can evolve or be adapted to useful notions.

It could also be helpful to all of us to hear from each other at this dark hour.

Thank you all for your extraordinary contributions so far to the various threads, that circulation system through which the lifeblood of your ideas flows.