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Listening to Switched On Pop talking

2023-10-17 20:20:02.530908+02 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Listening to Switched On Pop talking about Metro Boomin, and how his mom used to drive him to recording sessions, and wondering what it would be like to have a professional career defined by a name chosen as a young teen.

Like, the alias I used on BBSes in the '80s? Maybe...

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#Comment Re: Listening to Switched On Pop talking made: 2023-10-18 04:34:02.566783+02 by: Mars Saxman

My name began as a BBS handle, chosen in my early teens, and it defined my professional identity as my career emerged through activity in programming forums on AOL. By age 20 it was the only name I used; even my parents call me "Mars" now.

#Comment Re: Listening to Switched On Pop talking made: 2023-10-18 20:37:50.565815+02 by: Dan Lyke

That's awesome, and I guess a good example of such a thing. I still use my '80s BBS handle on MeFi, but ... I guess that even though back then some level of anonymity was important, it wasn't really a different identity.

Which is giving me some things to think about...

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