JUST IN: Joi Ito resigning from Media Lab, MIT. Story tk.
— marc tracy (@marcatracy) September 7, 2019
Forward email sent to provost, cc-ing President:
“After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as Director of the Media Lab and as a Professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately.”
I bet he gave it much thought. He knew all along; he’d worked hard to keep Epstein’s involvement secret. And then, boom, the day a major article reveals how snout deep in the trough he’d been, he decides now would be a good time to resign.
I don’t think he’d planned this until he was caught blinking in the floodlights.