Saturday, July 10, 2010

Random Observations #15

I receive a text message (here called, rather dramatically, a "torpedo") from a Brazilian friend that had the flavor of an automatically generated wish-you-well. Like those emails you get sometimes that you just know are cut-and-pasted from a reply to someone else, from some other time - or like a present whose name tag has been torn off and hurriedly replaced with your own.

It was probably generated by some ghastly social networking site I forgot to remove myself from. Don't get me wrong, half the time I forget even my nearest-and-dearest's important dates, and I know people are terribly busy, but I can't help thinking that these computer-aided reminders smack of disingenuity.

Auto-replies, auto-signatures, auto-emotions.

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