Talk:1317: Theft

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This comic seems to be about the idea that true identity theft would require the thief to take on the identity perfectly. The thief in the comic is Randall Munroe making fun of himself and how he is often existential and is excited about space... 1st post-- 05:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Maybe it's a shared account, so it really is Megan's own existentialism & Randall's love of space -- a true crisis! 15:10, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Is it worth mentioning the contextual element where this comic correlates with the relase of news of a rash of identity theft during the last quarter of 2013? 00:54, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

The title text is a reference to a Greg Egan short story from the collection Axiomatic called Learning to be Me. 01:48, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

The description of identity theft is incorrect. Simple theft occurs when the thief takes money from the bank under false pretenses. Identity theft occurs when the bank decides to make it somebody else problem instead of taking on the chin and improving security.

The cartoon is mocking the common mis-perception of what identity theft is.-- 18:00, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Several other comics deal with existentialism, not just 625. If we're not going to mention ones like 167 or 220 then the wording should be changed to something like "(The character Megan also has a habit of expressing existential angst in comics such as 625: Collections.)"-- 00:29, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Either there should be a link that mentions Randall having existential angst, or it should be corrected to say the identity is from one of xkcd's characters, like Cueball or Megan. If I had a lot more time, I would search for these references. If someone else recognizes the importance of my opinion (if any), maybe there should be an incomplete tag too. 03:30, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

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