The Origin of Ed Snowden’s Cincinnatus Email Address Name
Aaron Anderson, in a comment in this Wired article.
Cincinnatus - what a fitting pseudonym. A Roman statesman who left his farm to serve as a temporary dictator of Rome and when finished had the strength of character to relinquish his power and return to his farm. His actions inspired the formation of the “Society of the Cincinnati” after the Revolutionary War, an organization of military officers headed by George Washington himself.