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Jim Huggins
August 3rd, 2008
07:39 am
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the death of common sense
When Your Name Gets Turned Against You (from the Philadelphia Inquirer)

Summary: Dr. Herman Libshitz, retired radiologist and Air Force Vietnam veteran, was denied a DSL subscription because ... well, because his name contains an expletive.  The only solution they could offer was for him to change his name.  (Until the Philadelphia Inquirer intervened ... and someone with both common sense and authority granted an exception.)

Sheesh.  At some point, we have to train people to actually, y'know, think about things ...

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Date:August 3rd, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)

Great Post on Libshitz

Thanks for the great post. I went to read the article and intend to post on my blog as well (giving you credit, of course).

(I started reading your blog because of your name. Thanks again for stuff like this.)

James S. Huggins


Date:August 3rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)

My post from your post

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Date:September 4th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
I once had that problem with Hotmail pre-Microsoft. I tried to get an account with my real name (with 'Help' in it) and was denied... so I lied.
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