Jimmy Wales [ 28 OCT 2010 | Reinventing Education ] “There’s anonymity,” says Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, “and then there’s real names and in the middle somewhere there’s pseudonymity — where you have a pseudonym, but it’s a stable identity and you are willing to stand behind it. You generate a reputation. That’s very different from anonymity, which is really about hit-and-run, where everyday you are a different person and everyday you have a different name.”
Why should your real name matter? What really matters is the work you’ve done.