Electronic greetings!

Birthday cakeSo today’s my birthday and I’m not normally one for proclaiming it to the world, but given that the readership of my blog is fairly select, it’s not going to be reported in The Times or anything.

One of the weirdest things I’ve found is the number of electronic messages of goodwill I’ve had. I’m not talking people sending me e-cards, more the odd websites or other pieces of gadgetry who’ve taken the time out from their busy data processing lives to wish me well.

Our Nintendo DS, on which I have a go at Brain Training, was very keen to tell me I’d passed another annual milestone.

In fact the Japanese doctor was over the moon to wish me well – although at least that makes my Brain Age another year younger than my real age!

Then ‘the Facebook team’ wrote me a little message… ahh, how sweet. How do they manage to have time to remember everyone’s birthdays? And then write the messages… impressive.

I’ve since had another couple of websites ‘reminding’ me of my birthday – sheesh, I’m glad you sent me that email, otherwise I might have spent the whole day in ignorance.

I know it’s an American thing and they think they’re being all clever and personal, but they’re not.

I don’t want an inanimate non-sentient website to sing Happy Birthday to me… if I’m that hard up for it, I can always sing it to myself.

2 thoughts on “Electronic greetings!

  1. Thank you, Cliff. Nice to know someone else who shares the birthday… along with Neil Sedaka, Adam Clayton and Sharon Robson – wow!

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