A reader comments:
It seems patently absurd to me to suppose that El Naschie writes these posts himself. That's nothing he would waste his time with - it is definitely beneath him. He is enormously rich, well-connected, and for sure has a big number of devoted "disciples" who are glad and honoured to do this job for him. Try to imagine some middle-eastern potentate, that's probably not far from reality.
In certain respects I believe the truism that the rich are different from you and me. And in others I don't. For example, the assertion that El Naschie "does not use the Internet" is ludicrous. The Internet contains much that is fun, and the ultra rich like fun as much as the rest of us. So El Naschie's being rich is not a plausible argument for his not using the Internet.
In fact, El Naschie's enormous wealth makes his own keyboard the most, and not the least, likely source of the silly backticks. If you were a gazillionaire hiring a secretary to take care of menial typing and Internet tasks, would your scrutiny of the candidate be so lax that you chose one who cannot distinguish between apostrophes and backticks? I think not.
In my opinion it is virtually certain that the backtick abusers are either El Naschie himself, or a personal friend (a non-professional in textual matters) given the go-ahead by The Great Man.
محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائي