Deep Thoughts - Email addresses Well, there are email addresses (well, for you computer geeks out there, the proper term is SUNet ID, of course Read my deep thought on that...). And there are email addresses. Sure, something like
mwangprobably won't turn too many heads.
But a perusal of the list of addresses of people I know gives some much more interesting names...
kooj wuwu(Joyce Koo, Caroline Wu) - kooj. kooj. kooj. wuwu! wuwu! wuwuwuwuwuwuwuwu! Don't these addresses sound cute, like PuyoPuyo, or Moogles, or Chocobos? I think that Sanrio or some other Japanese company can pay Joyce or Caroline big money to license their IDs to name their latest cutesy characters.
slim01 ylee1773(Slim, Young Lee) - OK, what's with the numbers nowdays at the end of IDs? OK, so we're running out of email addresses, and the fact that old IDs are never reused doesn't help. But, there's no slim or ylee on the leland system, and there never was before. Why not just pick those, they're shorter, and everything? Does adding the "01" make you feel superior, Slim, like you're number 1 or something? Or the "1773" for Young?
sandyche(Sandy Chen) - It ends so abruptly, one letter short, if you know what I mean. Why did Sandy choose this? Maybe something like "sandychn"? I mean, look at Gus' ID, "gushndez". Look at how he managed to fit his first and last name into 8 characters that at least sound phonetically correct.
bbertha(Jenn Chou) - This reminds me of "Big Bertha." I don't know anyone named Bertha, let alone anyone that's big, but when I hear that name, I think of the fat lady that sings at the opera. Hardly evocative of the real person behind this address.
hisnow(Lorraine Shih) - Huh? What is a "hisnow?" Hi Snow? Who is Snow? Or maybe it's "His now?" Who is the "his" referring to? I thought at first it might be Christ, but in any case it seems gramatically incorrect. Oh OK, Lorraine recently explained to me that it meant "high snow" - analogous to "low rain"... "low rain" - "Lorraine". OK, well, I still think that Lorraine had a bit too much free time on her hands when she was picking it.
mlosayhi(Mark Lo) - (Original thought of Dave Hong) Why does Mark think that saying hi is so important to him? Must he rely on his SUNet ID to do it for him? I mean, if your address is saying "hi", doesn't that take the sincerity out of that salutation? Sort of like when you log on, and you are autogreeted by a zwrite bot, even though the person "zwriting" you is probably not even at the computer. You know what I mean?
rinc(Jennifer Yuan) - (Original thought of Danny Chai) Why does Jennifer choose to have her ID that of her freshman dorm. Is she really that psyched about it?
Deep thought of January 28, 1997.