Holy cow, I wrote a book!
how most parts of your entry in the company address book are
closely regulated, but the differentiator is left to the honor system.
Here are two and a half more examples of people who decided to
do something funny with their bonus text.
A message was sent to a mailing list I happen to be a member of,
and the sender's name was listed as
"John Doe (O|||||O)".
I told John that I though the (O|||||O) was hilarious,
and he wrote back,
"Also, call my phone and listen to how the autobot says my name."
I did, of course.
The text to speech synthesizer pronounced his name as
John Doe overtical bracket vertical bracket vertical bracketo.
PowerShell blogger extraordinaire,
uses as his differentiator a PowerShell prompt.
He shows up in the address book as "Lee Holmes (PS C:\> _)".
Oh, and wait, it's fancier than that.
The underscore blinks, albeit at a glacial rate:
Every so often, Lee removes the underscore from the differentiator
or adds it back.
And here's the half:
changed his name in the address book to
Robert Hensing (EL CONQUISTADOR)
(not to be confused with
This is only half of an example because I'm not going to tell you
why he chose "EL CONQUISTADOR" to go after his name.
I'll leave the story for him to tell (if he feels so inclined).