12 Mar 2004, 02:03

I am not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

From time to time (because I’m vain) I like to google myself just to check if I’ve inadvertently gained any amount of internet fame. Doing so today, I learned that I have a doppleganger on google (a Googleganger?). It’s not so odd that someone with the same name as me has a web page, that’s not too unusual. What I do find disconcerting is that apparently we’re both software developers, and both familiar with the same languages. And as if that weren’t odd enough, we both just recently posted items about do-it-yourself TiVo options. All that makes me wonder, what if he’s the regular Will Gorman and I’m actually the bizarro Will Gorman? How would I know?


Comment by Brett on 2004-03-11 22:15:40 +0000

If it makes you feel any better, I get regular emails from people trying to reach Ben Wilms. I don’t know his hobbies, tastes, or interests, but I do know it’s creepy to get the occasional full length German email.

Bizarro I’m helping!

Comment by Dan on 2004-03-11 22:56:14 +0000

Googleganger? That sounds vaguely pornographic.

Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-12 01:02:27 +0000

How would you know?

Check your foot for a “Bizarro Co.” stamp or check the assmebly instructions that came in your box.


Comment by Sarah on 2004-03-12 17:51:03 +0000

You are being erased from the internet’s memory as we speak. If you clicked on your website’s link from the link of doppleganger that is posted you would find that it comes back with an error page. On the bright side, should there ever be a lawsuit over your code, you could perhaps point the finger at “The Real Will Gorman”. 😉