Saturday, May 12, 2007

I'm naming my kid Trev.r

The other day I was joking with a pregnant colleague about the importance of picking a unique baby name that will permit easy Googling down the road. Turns out I was behind the curve by a few days since the WSJ ran an article on this very subject (via Rough Type).

There's something mildly disturbing about this new twist on technological systems reshaping human existence. It used to be enough for names to be reasonably unique within a family or village, but if we're all globally connected then we will need globally unique identifiers, or close to it.

1 comment:

goatchowder said...

The "." is a wildcard character in Google.

Probably want to pick something like maybe Tr3v0r.