When you’re looking at Gmail’s
conversation list, it likes to show you just the first names of some of the people involved in the conversation — usually the first and last interlocutors, but sometimes others, depending upon repetitions and whatnot. It can be a bit odd sometimes. When I’m having a conversation that involves someone else called Barry, it can look like I’m talking to myself. And it’s often the case that there’s one particular
Jim with whom I usually talk, but a message from a different person of the same name will throw me off.
But sometimes, the juxtapositions are just a bit amusing:
I guess it’s just that I’ve been a Genesis fan since way back.