What's your spam name?
You know how you can work out your porn name? There's many ways to do it, but my favourite is you take the name of your first pet followed by your mother's maiden name. This makes the stud Jeremy Dubois in my case (watch out ladies!).
Given the amount of spam anyone who's had an email address for more than 5 minutes gets, surely it is just a matter of time before the formula for calculating your spam name comes out. There's a guy who has collected a list of the names he's been spammed by from the delectable 'Lavonne Crowe' to the slightly distubring 'Domingo Mann' (www.anentropic.com/writing/spamnames/index.php).
But I've yet to find a good formula for the must for every netizen their own spam name. How about the name of your favourite site, plus that of the spotty kid in your class - Beeb Crawford. Not bad, but it's not quite there is it? Steve Bulmer could end up with Microsoft Gates and that's a scary thought. So, let's open it up to the floor. I think I'll have to stew on this one and blog again.
Bright ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org a.k.a. Beeb Crawford