@ Frank Bough
Whilst I wouldn't have chosen that language* to make your point, Ms Leach does often have trouble with her subject matter, her use of the English language, and, in her article this week, her choice of metaphor. To say that something has 'evaporated' suggests that it has gone for good, whereas the emails in question are merely inaccessible.
*The Reg has featured articles might be read as celebrating immoderate language. Not that two wrongs make a right...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/28/peaches_roasted/ Paragraph 4, the following was reproduced from the comments following a blog post by Peaches Geldof:
"i think they were right to delete all the nasty, bitter comments that were based on no more than ignorant and irrational prejudige. however, the person who posted the word 'c*nt' 11,000 times made a valid point, one that was based upon sound reasoning and enlighted argument. i see no reason why that should have been censored."