That list, an email virus I've received dozens of times, is swipped from my
Jargon Watch column in Wired.
I've rec'd it six times myself. Even from my sis, who is an Episcopal
minister in Michigan and logs on once a year....
As I told The Washington Post: "I always wanted to be in The Post, but I
assumed that my name would appear with my work."
I think being immortalized in an email virus beats being in the Post any
old day. Sheesh, man, you're up there with the Modem Tax and the Good
Of course, the best part will be when your list comes around again every
year or two.