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Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, August 18, 2005
3:50 am

What did you think when you read the title? Miller Genuine Draft? Or, more
correctly, Mark G. Dixon?

I find it quite ironic that a teetotalling Mormon
has the same initials as a famous beer! I still rue the day that I didn’t register
the domain mgd.com.

I just read David Matheson’s post, The
Personal and the Empirical
, in which he proposes that "personal information
is empirical information specifically about an individual." He then provides
a brief summary of "six putative knowledge sources" defined by philosophers,
that can be used to determine whether or not information is private.

Based on David’s model, I will claim, through Introspection, that
MGD is my personal information, not Miller Brewing’s!
They may have the website, but the initials are mine!

As further proof, I registered =mgd
as my i-name on Identity Commons.
This time, Mr. Miller, I got there first.

p.s. Any guesses what “G” stands for? (My G, not Miller’s)



One Response to “MGD”

    I to am named MGD. I’m quite proud of my initials.
    I think it is distinctive. Though I do wonder if my parents knew that when it was choosen.

    Comment by Marshall G. Dixon on December 1, 2007 at 12:32 pm

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