13 July 2007

More on Anonymity

This has absolutely nothing to do with Alaska but I enjoyed this article that is more than tangentially relevant to my recent post on anonymity:

John P. Mackey, the co-founder of Whole Foods Market, has never lacked for personality.

Using the pseudonym Rahodeb — a variation of Deborah, his wife’s name — Mr. Mackey typed out more than 1,100 entries on Yahoo Finance’s bulletin board over a seven-year period, championing his company’s stock and occasionally blasting a rival, Wild Oats Markets. The story was first disclosed on The Wall Street Journal’s Web site last night.

Check 'er out.

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