On the need to be (clearly) identified …

First of all, to be clear with everybody. I don’t think that this topic has anything to deal with a very hot political topic around some full face veil that some of our fellow citizen are used to wear, and I won’t say anything more about this. So let’s get a little bit more serious.

With spring coming, new trends, new ideas and mainly crazy ideas, are starting to  arise. Evolving in a team which have the luck (or not) with people sharing their first names, someone has decided to change the rules and to give more discriminant names to everybody. Looking at the referencing of this page, we reached the conclusion that my own name was not discriminant enough as I wasn’t in the first ranks of google.

Benoît who shares his first name with Benoît Combemale decided to change his own name to Marlon (referring to Marlon Brando, some may have thought to have a stupid joke around Bob Marlon. In fact, I already had.) He also decided I will now be known as Jimmy. But Jimmy is clearly vague: Jimmy Cliff ? Jimmy Page ? Jimmy Connors ? Jimi Hendrix maybe ? I felt quite disappointed about this, it lasted at least a few seconds. Looking for other famous Jimmys, I remembered about one that should fit a bit in term of values and skills. James Eugene Raynor, a.k.a Jim Raynor, the main character of Blizzard’s Starcraft 2. With this new identity, which is reflected through this new picture, I think I may be able to be more easily identified inside and outside the team, and surely with this name, I will !

If you’re not convinced, feel free to ask yourself what would happen if your name was unique instead of John smith. Sometimes a name is just a bit difficult to hold : Sarah Connor (lethal should have been the more relevant word in this case), Jeffrey Lebowski, should be relevant examples ;). Who ever thought this post was serious ?


About Ptitnic

Réunionnais qui a jeté ses bagages à Rennes où finalement il fait bon vivre. Depuis peu à Luxembourg pour le travail. Venez vous promener au sein du maelström de mon petit univers fait d'elfes, de Bebop, d'intelligence artificielle, des trivialités de la vie qui me passent sous la main et sous les yeux.
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One Response to On the need to be (clearly) identified …

  1. Ptitnic says:

    Fortunately, it didn’t last for too long. Jimmy or Marlon are not really convenient names when you expect to talk to your neighbors who are not aware.

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