Tossing out the first wife is like tossing the baby out with the bathwater, imho. Read about what WaPo's Frank Ahrens writes about Jeff Skilling's first wife Sue Lowe and Skilling's trade-up wife, Va-Va-Voom Enron fellow-employee Rebecca Carter. Typical: Sue cared about kids and family (hence: second wives chase the bank balance)?
Best coverage on Skilling trial: Skilling Time at Fortune magazine (called Skilling Scores Some Points in the online version) by Bethany McClean and Peter Elkind. MotherPie particularly likes this as it follows the postmodern theme of creating the narrative as MotherPie wrote here on What is "Is"? Enron... and how Enron tilted everything.
The WashingtonPost.com is doing a good job of providing deeper and richer background information for the Enron trial -- a good example of how the new online organizations can make the online environments work. Go here for WaPo's special reports on the Enron Trial. Their latest article on the Enron Trial... which words to use and how... creating the perspective... Notice the headline! All in the semantics.
Fortune, too, is providing richer, deeper content online to make information and news more contextual and relevant. Here is their added-value for richer online content for the Enron saga.
Any doubts as to why the move to online news is happening so fast? Does your local paper give you this? The postmodern trial of stunning relevance and significance.
Update: Interesting blog commentary -- Witch, Lay the Wind Blows and VaVaVoom seated in the "pole position" and "sucking on mints"????? The latter link has a great day-by-day summary of the trial, fyi.
Update: Spin and the Court of Public Opinion on Harvard's Larry Summers and thinking outloud. Ah. Everything is so scripted!
5/19 Update: MotherPie wonders if Enron might not have crashed had Skilling stayed married to Sue in With a Boat Named Amnesia, Who Could Forget. Enron, Spinron.