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Thinking of David Nelson w/r to 1776

Carl Moore (cmoore@ARL.ARMY.MIL)
Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:49:32 EST

Some time ago there was the controversy about problems encountered by
men called David Nelson. No, I don't know of any David Nelson in
1776, but I just now thought of this story which I read in history
books long ago:

One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was Charles
Carroll. We've read of the risks taken by such signing, and the story
goes that someone told Mr. Carroll that he had nothing to fear because
there were many Charles Carrolls. So he added "of Carrollton" after
his name, and he remarked "They cannot mistake me now."

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: That is a very inspirational story,
and one which should give us all something to think about. I have
always been amazed at how many 'essentially anonymous' blogs there are
on the net. I am one of the few people -- at least it appears that
way -- who bothers to put a real name and real picture and real 'life-
style status' on my various blogs as well as on this Digest. For that
matter, I also geo-tag all my pages; if you go to the trouble to
read any of my blogs, etc and then cross reference them to Google Maps
for example, you will see a nice little 'Google map marker' where I am
at. Yet I see so many entries on which are just
silly frivilous nonsense and the people refuse to sign them or even
include a small thump-size .jpg of themselves. I am sure most of them
do _not_ think of their blog pages as frivilous nonsense, just as I
do not feel that way about mine. If you happen to wish to review my
blog and how I like to handle it, please go to:
and feel free to comment on what I have written over the past few
months. PAT]

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