January 22nd, 2005

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07:26 pm - on the creation of net identities...

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[User Picture]From: papertygre Date: January 22nd, 2005 - 04:48 pm (Link)
"Papertygre" is a play on the fact that my personal name refers to a tiger character. The term, of course, means something that seems fierce but really isn't, which helps me feel more comfortable acting/speaking without obsessing too much that my actions will be misinterpreted: it reminds me that appearances are often misleading. I also like the reference to paper - the clean blank surface on which creation is ready to take place. (I wrote this some time ago - whole thing here)

I use it pretty much everywhere (for personal things, not things like credit card accounts though). I don't know where I got it - in 1998 while I was at work I needed an AIM username and that just popped into my head. 'papertiger' and 'papertyger' were taken, so 'papertygre' it was.

I agreed with you that 'bobbysmommy' or something else incidental like that is a really flavorless and disappointing kind of name.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 23rd, 2005 - 03:09 am (Link)
[User Picture]From: papertygre Date: January 23rd, 2005 - 08:16 am (Link)
ruh roh.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: January 24th, 2005 - 05:01 pm (Link)
I knew the origins of the tygre part, but I always assumed that you were mispelling it for some philosophical reason. ah well.

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