The other day I got the TechNet magazine and saw this in the Letters to the editor section…
You can see this down at the bottom of the “From the Editor: Dealing with Information Overload — TechNet Magazine, February 2008” section of the TechEd Magazine: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2008/02/FromTheEditor/default.aspx
And honestly, for a moment there I went… “uh, I don’t remember doing anything for that Magazine..” and then it hit me. That’s the OTHER Susan Bradley. The Microsoft employee who works in Redmond somewhere in the Server team, somewhere in technical documenation or something like that who shares my name. There’s been a rare occasion I’ve gotten an email meant for her, and visa versa, sometimes she’s gotten one meant for me.
In case you are wondering exactly how many Susan Bradleys there really are….
There’s the fictional Susan Bradley who was played by Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Judy_Garland_performances
There’s the one who does wallpaper. http://www.susanbradley.co.uk/
There’s the one that does the books on Sudden Money. http://www.rightonthemoney.org/experts/bradley.html
There’s the Love Doctor one. http://www.saveyourlovelife.com/matchmaking.cfm
There one that does Film titles http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0103412/
But if you see on a Microsoft publication the name “Susan Bradley”… it might not be me. It might be her, THE Susan Bradley that works for Microsoft. I just hope she doesn’t get a lot of “oh are you the SBS Susan Bradley?” too much, and doesn’t get too annoyed that we share the same name.