Having an a in my name, I amused myself a dozen years ago by buying a domain that would let me use the email address “myname”.com with the simple replacement of the a with an @ sign. Confused? You’ve already had to perform some visualisation and substitution in your mind’s eye to work it out, I’d expect. Much as has everyone I’ve ever tried to give it to by phone. It’s p@ulclarke.com. Wonderfully easy written down. But spoken? “Yes, it’s p at ulclarke.com” – “can you spell ulclarke for me” “it’s – it’s like my whole name with the a replaced by the at sign” “sorry, how do you spell ulclarke?” – and after the hundredth missed email having been sent to p@aulclarke.com I gave in and created the paul@paulclarke.com alias. Sometimes you just have to know when to quit. Or perhaps I should just have bought aulclarke.com and redirected that…