Kearns: Faking it Online
By identity on Dec 10, 2008
I acknowledge Dave's reasoning, but propose that any attempt to use a false identity with the intent to defraud, harm another person or otherwise do mischief is at least unethical, if not criminal. I loathe the practice of people hiding behind the cloak of online anonymity or pseudonymity to do and say things they apparently do not have courage enough to do or say in the open.
A long time ago, one of my engineering professors told us, in essence, "Always be proud enough of something you produce that you will gladly put your name on it." That is sage advice that bears repeating, even in the online world.
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