You probably won’t have much sympathy if your name is John Smith, but yesterday Sneak bumped into Duncan Ross of Teradata, who grumbled that another employee called Ross Duncan keeps getting all his interesting email. The problem seems to be that Duncan’s address tends to leap to the front of the automated fill-in queue when colleagues start typing Ross’s name into the “To” field. Or possibly vice versa. Of course mixups in the other direction do also occur, and Ross reports that he hesitated the other day before forwarding on a message meant for Duncan, confirming details of a business trip to Australia. Who wouldn’t have been tempted? No doubt the wrong Ross/Duncan could have breezed through the airline check-in process and enjoyed a stay in a nice hotel near Bondi Beach, with the innocent Duncan/Ross carrying the can for not turning up at some tedious data warehousing event.
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