Usenet falsehoods (was Re: Bitching about the documentation...)

Erik Max Francis max at
Tue Dec 6 06:57:19 CET 2005

Aahz wrote:

> To use a Panix in-joke, how old are you, anyway?
> I've been on the Net for more than fifteen years, and while this canard
> about real names gets trotted out from time to time, it's quite clear
> that many many people have been active on the Net *and* taken seriously
> using names that aren't what you'd call a "real name".

The fact that it obviously isn't always true without exception doesn't 
mean it's never true.  Or did that not occur to you?

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