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Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Breckenrigde residents Chad Zanca, Bridget Broneak, Jacob Youcha and Ian Meader strike a pose on the bridge east of the Riverwalk Center Friday afternoon after parading through the Town Fool contest at Blue River Plaza.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column glad its e-mail address doesn’t involve some name abbreviation.If you work for a massive, soul-sucking corporation, you probably have an e-mail address that is some sort of abbreviation of your name followed by the company’s net address. See, this is the first step of dehumanizing you: They give you an employee number, and they take away your name, as that old secret agent song goes.

Here at the Corporate Suites (which, to be honest, is neither massive nor soul-sucking), folks’ e-mail addresses come from their first initial and their last name. So, if you’re John Smith, your e-mail address is jsmith@summitdaily.comThis is simple enough. However, as we realized while staring off into space on our third or fourth daydreaming episode of the day, this could be a real problem for some people. In fact, there may be some people out there that human resources might not want to hire because of their names.

It could work in your favor. Tom Rust gets a pretty cool moniker for his electronic correspondence. With a name like Barbara Cool, you’re bound to be pretty popular in e-mail joke lists your friends forward around.But, say a Paul Enis comes in to interview for a job. Kind of hard to get any respect once he has to tell people how to e-mail him at the office.

Same would probably go for Sandy Lutz. She might want to consider working someplace else where the e-mail naming pattern is different.***We’re out sleeping in to make up for that hour we lost due to Daylight Savings Time …

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