October 24, 2006

What, Me, Unique?

Hardly, as the box below shows. But ..

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

... just the same none of those others have
  • Fathered my son (hi, Simon!)
  • Chaired three PyCons
  • Written a book about Python
  • Taught almost 3,500 students about networking and security topics
  • Helped comp.lang.python readers to use Python
So there are lots of things that distinguish me from the doubtless equally worthy 47 others. It's always interesting to see the uses to which the web will put information. Twenty years ago HowManyOfMe.com would only have been imaginable as an online application. Now it just merits a raised eyebrow and a passing "good idea". Who knows what tomorrow's kids will take for granted assuming the preceding generations don't destroy the world.

Oh well, that's enough cheerful for today.