I was over at Sucks (sorry for being at another site ) and saw this (it has been elsewhere also). I don't know how true it all is or if it will become relevant so I put it in a Spoiler thread. Here is the link: http://pub207.ezboard.com/fsurvivors...cID=6610.topic
Basically, first of all Burton was on Eco-Challenge http://www.ecochallenge.com/fiji/teams/70.html, but under the name John Burton. The "big lie" was originally said to be by Jon, here is a "John". (I think his actual name is "John Burton Roberts".)
There is more info further down the page on Infinium labs, where he worked (?) and some controversies with that. http://general.gamerfeed.com/gf/news/4263/ and http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTEy
Page 2 indicates he is a "Director for our infrastructure and software practice" at the Kovi group. http://www.kovigroup.com/sys-tmpl/faqaboutus/
He certainly is well accomplished for someone at the age of 31. His background and interests are certainly an advantage on the game. As I said, I don't know how much stock to put in all of this; it could be nothing, or it could point to Burton as a manipulator, plant, or something else. If nothing else, I am going to look at him with suspicion for a while.