The temple of Artemis at Ephesos was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. On July 21, 356 BC a man called Herostratus set fire to the temple. His motive was fame at any cost. The Ephesians, outraged, instructed that Herostratus' name should never be recorded and that anyone who spoke of him should be put to death.
When I saw the video of the shooter at Virginia Tech, I thought, Look at me, Look at me. Especially when he sent off his press package to NBC News between shootings. And also, it's your fault, it's your fault, it's ALL YOUR FAULT!!! Just like the London suicide bomber and his video. Look at me. Look at me!! LOOK AT ME!!! LOOK WHAT YOU'VE MADE ME DO!!! Cranking their resentment up to eleven. The flailing noisy revenge of the powerless and anonymous.