Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quote of the day

Kee Hinckley:
A person with a persistent pseudonym lives and dies on one thing; reputation. If they lose their reputation, they lose their voice. They won't get followers because of their job, or because they are famous, or because they worked on interesting projects. All they have is what they say. So in fact, they are more inclined to carry on a respectful conversation.

4 comments:

william randolph brafford said...

This blog both supports and undermines the QOTD...

(Or, more seriously, I don't see how the last sentence follows. You can build your pseudonymous reputation on saying creatively disrespectful things.)

FLG said...

I actually had a somewhat similar response upon reading it.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Since a pseudonym has no actual connection to a person's real reputation this is in fact not true. You can say whatever you want without suffering any consequences to your real life reputation. I see pseudonymous bloggers write a lot of stuff they would never write if they had actually own their own words.

Galatea said...

Not necessarily 'respectful', but 'valuable' I would agree with.

 
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