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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Oh, grief. There are many people and things you can name your children after, why on Earth choose an internet service? Even if it did bring you and the baby’s father together. Lots of things can bring people together, but you don’t see names like “Joe Hedonism Bloggs” or “Tom Red Lion Smith” do you? So why curse someone with a name like “Lucian Yahoo Dragoman”?

Update: A factual correction to this story has now been posted.

This 247th post was filed under: News and Comment, Technology.

More posts worth reading

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What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th February 2018)

TV I’ve been watching lately (published 9th January 2018)

The ‘theft’ of medical staff from the developing world (published 27th May 2005)

Can this service put pub quiz at risk? (published 15th January 2005)

Royal family caught up in Nazi row (published 13th January 2005)

Media barred from Royal wedding (published 15th March 2005)

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