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January 28, 2005

Dr. Bombay is Dead?

I just noticed this on LambdaMOO. It is the death of Dr.Bombay (aka Julian Dibble) this month. Or is it. This character was created 1 month AFTER dribble's article Rape in Cyberspace was published. Interesting nonetheless...

Subject: [The Undertaker (#666): Dr.Bombay (#53475)]

Date: Mon Jan 10 18:24:22 2005 PST
From: The Undertaker (#666)
To: *obituaries (#91852)
Subject: Dr.Bombay (#53475)
Sender: Yib's_Assistant (#61050)

Aliases: DrBombay, Samantha, Dr.Bombay, Faaa, DrBombaby, That_Couple, legba, hortonwho, niacin, mordecai-q, memphistopheles, memf, lisbet, emory, kropotkin, gracile, solanas, solveig, sebastiano, laurel, finn, finnegan, crotchet, crot, stingaree, margaret, furie, erato, tomtraceback, and ducko

Born: January 23, 1993
Age: 11 years, 11 months, and 18 days

Last Connect: 1 year, 7 months, 4 days, 6 hours, 58 minutes, and 49 seconds ago
Cause of death: reaped by Mandy (#93395)

[I asked Julian about it...]
Subject: Re: Dr Bombay
From: julianATjuliandibbellDOTcom
Date: January 28, 2005 12:44:21 PM EST
To: jason.nolan@utoronto.ca

Funny, I just noticed the death recently myself. Somebody else seems to have
claimed the name already. The late DrBombay was definitely me, though I
suspect some bug in the age-counting system, since I had the account for
several months before the article came out.

On the other hand, maybe the account you're talking about *was* made after
the article came out, with a slightly different spelling? Dr_Bombay or
Dr.Bombay or some such, e.g.



Posted by jason at January 28, 2005 12:18 PM