The early morning mist blanketed the savanna. The rays from the morning sun gave the mist a ghostly glow and…
Anthroputer: the username I used to log on to the internet for the first time. It was the late 80’s.
I was an anthropology student and computer literate, and help members in the department to navigate the new technology.
They gave me an account for research, and act as a pathfinder for this new way of exchanging information.
Being a budding anthropologist, and also the “computer guy”, I combined the two concepts together and came up with anthroputer.
I have used this nom de plume, in an internet sort of way, ever since. Google and the rest of the internet have merged my identity with anthroputer.
By default, it has become my brand.