Thursday, July 28, 2005

Punctuation on the Web

One summer, my ex-wife worked at Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Their IT department had decreed that everyone's login/email address would be "first initial followed by last name." After about a week, the system administrator called her in and told her that they'd received so many comments that they'd let her change hers. Her name? A. Peskin.

Richard Johnson tells me that it took these guys surprisingly long to figure out that they needed a hyphen in their name.


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