Re: RARA-AVIS: Speaking of photostats (the modern PI)...

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 11 Aug 2006

An FM radio ad I hear now offers a man-and-lady team who delves into computers (handhelds, hard drives, etc.) to root out information. Somehow, it doesn't sound like real exciting work.
 I believe both are lawyers.

Ed Lynskey

--- Jacques Debierue <> wrote:

> What exactly does the real present-day PI do? Surely he can't
> be doing
> much "divorce work", or chasing the proverbial "missing
> daughter"?
> Does he even drink or want to? Does he have or need an office,
> or does
> he work from home and his SUV? Who hires him?
> I ask these things because life has changed so much since the
> classic
> era of the PI with bottle, pretty and/or motherly secretary,
> hostile
> cops (except for one who remains grudgingly loyal), etc. etc.
> Best,
> MrT

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