I've been reading some recently on the effects on a person when their identity is smeared across time on the internet. Being pressured in a way to be the same person forever, since stuff from your past can be dredged up.

When we practiced the old ways, we used only pseudonyms and discarded them when they became inconvenient. To choose a name was power. To hold another person's True Name had power (see story by Vernor Vinge).

Maybe we should get back to that. Maybe *I* should get back to that.

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