Enron Explorer

Now this is interesting:

In October 2003 the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission placed 200,000 of Enron’s internal emails from 1999-2002 into the public domain as part of its ongoing investigations. The archive offers an extraordinary window into the lives and preoccupations of Enron’s top executives during a turbulent period. Read more about Enron’s demise on Wikipedia.

Trampoline engineers used this data as testbed during development of the company’s SONAR technology. The result was so fascinating we decided to open it up and allow anyone to dig in. The Enron Explorer lets you investigate the actions and reactions of Enron’s senior management team as the noose began to tighten.

People in the ‘comment’ section have picked out the more interesting emails such as this one from CEO Jeff Skilling:

From:
jeffreyskilling@yahoo.com
To:
Andy Zipper
Sent:
21/11/2001 at 20:13

Fuck you, you piece of shit. I can’t wait to see you
go down with the ship like all the other vermin.

Smug, paranoid, unhappy mother fucker.

Eat shit.

Or this one from Enron Japan:

Dear top management,
We know how serious is the situation but please don’t fire us now. Our
families
are waiting for a happy chrismas and new year!!

Sato
Enron Japan

(via Boing Boing)

Update:

The email above was from a fake Skilling. Boing Boing has more on that.