Complex Roundtable: The Most Fascinating Tech Stories of 2012

John McAfee's Wild Ride

Antivirus creator John McAfee's 15 minutes in the spotlight played out like a modern-day Raymond Chandler thriller—drugs, glamorous women, money, and murder. Of all this year's brazen tech stories, Wired's "John McAfee's Last Stand" offered the most clear-eyed assessment of the mercurial entrepreneur. Writer Joshua Davis, who spent months with McAfee before he went into hiding, tracked the former CEO's slow spiral into insanity. The story is every bit surprising as it is tragic. —Jason Parham, Complex (@nonlinearnotes)

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