Are you the Jay Hurvitz who ...?
I swear I'm not making this up. It's really happened that after introducing myself at a meeting (dealing, inevitably, with something connected to internet and education) someone came up to me (at the break) and asked "are you the Jay Hurvitz who writes the Boidem?". Flattery will, of course, get you everywhere, and after acknowledging that yes, it was me, she reported how much she enjoyed reading the columns. I was in a good mood all the way home, though of course I had to run a recount on my readership, bumping one old friend off the list so that I could keep it at eight.
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