If someone isn't accountable, then knowing his name doesn't help. If you have someone who is completely anonymous, yet just as completely accountable, then -- heck, just call him Fred.It's probably intuitively obvious for anybody who's ever used eBay or gotten to recognize someboy's handle in a blog comments section. But just as knowing our leaders' names hasn't helped us hold them accountable, the successful implementation of accountability doesn't require names. There are other good points here too about information and privacy; I recommend the whole thing.
(via Rebecca's Pocket)