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We're the only ones obsessed with tech gossip, right? Not a chance. The New York Times can't help but slip some goss into a thorough article about Tom Perkins's angry 2004 resignation from the board of Hewlett-Packard:

Mr. Perkins, who was briefly married to the best-selling author Danielle Steel and recently wrote a racy novel titled "Sex and the Single Zillionaire," did not respond to requests for comment. A representative said Mr. Perkins was in the Mediterranean on his new $100 million 287-foot yacht, the Maltese Falcon, and did not want to be disturbed.

The paragraph isn't anything like the business-minded analysis around it, but who cares, the Times has to put its gossip somewhere.

The story ends with:

The search warrant affidavit [against HP], on file in Marin County in California, where Mr. Perkins lives in an expansive hilltop home with ocean views, also reveals that the attorney general and AT&T are considering civil lawsuits as well.

How are Perkins' ocean views relevant here? Did some hapless editor randomly insert pieces of the Lifestyle section? WE ARE SO CONFUSED.

Leak, Inquiry and Resignation Rock a Boardroom [NY Times]