Nathan J. Winograd: What’s in a Name?
by Peter A. Reese - posted 8:20 am, February 13, 2013
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Bill Shakepeare
This post is a flagrant attempt to increase my Internet traffic so I can regain my stature on AV without having to resort to long boring posts filled with meaningless charts, graphs and pictures praising the local rich and famous and attacking community “obstructionists”. After all, lots of us don’t want nice things.
Yesterday’s innocous Winograd post, attracting more than 500 comments, makes it abundently clear that Nathan has attracted an enormous following of nonexistant Internet stalkers and trolls. There are useful articles on classifying trolls and dealing with them. And Nathan himself has been know to whine about his stalkers, even identifying the most famous.
For myself, I have chosen the low road. “Why not grind these people up and make something useful of them, like fertilizer for a healthy vegan snack?” I asked myself in one of the ever more frequent conversations I have with the one who understands me best. If I can find a way to take the name of Nathan J. Winograd in vain and advantage myself, where’s the harm in that? After all, stalkers and trolls will always be with us like the ubiquitous real world scavengers, dung beetles and Gramignas who digest our excrement and keep our planet clean. What’s wrong with me being an opportunist for once? But enough about me. Let the games begin.