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I was undecided whether to use an alias or write under my own name; I decided that I would go with my own name. The reasons for this are firstly, there are not many of us Slarks’ in the world so we need to get our name spread around, and secondly, it would be like a self-enforcing accountability in that I would only write articles that I would be happy to put my name to.

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