Nice posting, rant?, about names. Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
And let me also draw your attention to this extremely interesting talk on “Face Blindness,” or the inability to recognize faces. A more serious case, suffered by 3% of the population, lack that ability to recognize themselves in a mirror! It was unclear how many people suffer from less serious versions of this; but even with 3% that’s approximately one in every school room. So we all know a lot of people who have this. I got to wondering what it must be like at the other end of this spectrum; is that another affliction?