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John McAfee doccie shows why boredom’s bad for innovators [Video]

Wondering why John McAfee, the anti-virus software pioneer turned murder suspect, has such a crazy air about him? Well, if a short documentary on the man is anything to go by, the answer is boredom.

Filmed by Journeyman pictures, the documentary tries to unravel some of McAfee’s activities in the South American country of Belize. What it suggests is that the 67-year-old McAfee, fuelled by a potent combination of ego and paranoia, allowed the innovative part of his mind turn to less noble pursuits than anti-virus software.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More
  • McAfee Truth

    There is a lot more to the story than was reported in the media. What happened to me and others is a good example. John McAfee is not a hero or a good guy. I have always believed he would try to pin the murder on Amy Herbert. Looking at the video above Samantha says She and John were in the house together ALL NIGHT. What is not reported in the above video is, John McAfee was already on the run from the police before the police OR Greg’s maid had even found the body. He denied knowing Greg Faull was dead. So why was he on the run the same night Greg was murdered? No reason?