Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Horrifying!

Apparently anonymous bloggers around the world are "horrified" that some previously anonymous blogger revealed enough of himself through his writing that he was identified and "outed" by a journalist.

If there really are such bloggers, I think they need to get out more. And perhaps, they should realise that they are almost certainly less anonymous than they think. While I do think it's a bit rude to "out" someone who prefers to remain anonymous, it can hardly be reasonable to take legal action to prevent an investigative journalist from doing this.

4 comments:

EliRabett said...

Amusingly Eli just got an Email from an old friend who figured out that Eli was whomever the masked bunny is. Quite honored he was.....Worse, Eli is working on a grant that is based on something the friend did umpty years ago. Small world

James Annan said...

Maybe he just googled your real name :-)

georgesdelatour said...

The judge in the case is Mr Justice Eady. He's the same judge that Simon Singh is appealing against. Personally, I can think of no worse insult to someone's reputation than for Justice Eady to give a judgement in their favour.

Chuck said...

I'm appalled.