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The Elizabeth Holmes story is not about the black and the blinks

In one way, Elizabeth Holmes has achieved her childhood dream.

In a letter she purports to have written to her father as a child, the former Theranos CEO and current potential jailbird, said she wanted to invent something new, something that no one had previously believed possible.

And she has done exactly that.

Holmes did not invent a way to diagnose 100 diseases from a drop of blood via a high-tech machine, as she promised countless investors and the public. But she has generated 100 new ways that professional disgrace can be parsed in the multiplatform digital universe and, in doing so, proved that many people would rather obsess over a person's hair than contemplate the fact that we are a nation easily conned.

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