Jonathan Crowe

I’m a blogger and writer from Shawville, Quebec. I’m best known for DFL and The Map Room. Lately I’ve been reviewing science fiction at AE and editing a fanzine called Ecdysis. More about me.

My Correct Views on Everything

On Embarrassing User Names

Amanda Hess writes about the eternal shame of your first online handle. I’m certainly of that generation that came online with strange user names, and Hess’s piece certainly applies to me — or did you not notice that after nearly a decade of using “mcwetboy” as my handle, and as my website, I’ve since moved over to a website whose URL is simply my name? Via Kottke.