“I suppose a company coming after you over your nickname is probably about as cyberpunk as you can get,” Portland technologist and self-identified cyberpunk Eric Rice tweeted last night after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from SPIN Magazine, which covets the Twitter handle he’s had since 2007, @spin.
SPIN says Mr. Rice’s handle is causing confusing among its customers. The official account is @spinmagazine.
Naturally, the attempt to snatch back the handle has resulted in a backlash on the interwebs. “I’m canceling my subscription to @SpinMagazine Intimidating @Spin for his twitter name is out of order,” one user tweeted.