"Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here's What Happened" - Evan Ratliff - Wired

"Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here's What Happened" - Evan Ratliff - Wired

by: Evan Ratliff | publication date: November 20, 2009 | Publication: Wired | volume: 17 | journal issue: 12 |

"August 13, 6:40 PM: I’m driving East out of San Francisco on I-80, fleeing my life under the cover of dusk. Having come to the interstate by a circuitous route, full of quick turns and double backs, I’m reasonably sure that no one is following me. I keep checking the rearview mirror anyway. From this point on, there’s no such thing as sure. Being too sure will get me caught. . . . "

Wired's series on Evan Ratliff's attempt to vanish in the digital age, leaving his real identity behind and assuming a new one as a coast-to-coast search by readers ensues.

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