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[livejournal.com profile] ahforgetit is a science fiction reference from the nineties, a political group split off from the Culture in Iain M Banks' novel, Excession, called the AhForgetIt Tendency: essentially the Party Party Party Party of the Culture.

About that time the Internet was starting to take flight and I was one of the earlier adopters, with my dialup modem and my Demon subscription and interacting with people by being a member of Usenet newsgroups (look them up, they came after - well, alongside - bulletin board systems and before chatrooms). When posting to these newsgroups, the software would want to know what organisation you belonged to, usually a university or a company or whatever, but I was a private operator. One response that I liked was 'in a box by the door,' which is a Babylon 5 reference. I chose the AhForgetIt Tendency to belong to.

Since then I have used The AhForgetIt Tendency as my organisation and ahforgetit as my user name wherever I go. In fact if you google ahforgetit, you find me.

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