I’ve run my blog (not particularly well, but I digress) for a few months now, and one significant thing about my blog is its name, Random Access Memories. For those not in the loop, the blog, hosted on a permanent site, is a continuation of my previous blogging efforts, which were hosted over on Blogger and which you can find here. The name wasn’t incredibly difficult to come up with, I simply took the acronym for RAM, which is well known already but which applies to me personally as an electrical engineer, and turned it into something I could use in a blog title. Standard fare, good stuff.
What makes this interesting and noteworthy, however, is that some famous people independently stumbled upon my acronym, title, and reasoning, and decided to use it themselves. Yes, popular electronic/techno group Daft Punk has just announced their latest album, which is to be called, you guessed it, Random Access Memories.
I approve, I do. I love the band, it’s a clever play on words, and the world could always use more good wordplay. I was initially horrified when a friend sent me a link to their promotional site (note the similarity in domain names), thinking my own domain had been seized without my knowledge or that some punk had slipped in and defaced my site while I wasn’t looking. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, and I could rest easy knowing my blog was safe.
This development does raise a number of interesting developments for my own site, however. For one, it’ll probably be virtually impossible for people to discover my site through Google or in any way other than direct linking. There’ll probably be more Daft Punk spam in my inbox, and there may be people trying to seize or buy my domain. What exciting escapades will happen next? Stay tuned!