Tech no no

This morning a power cut brought down the servers, preventing me from posting my early morning news to the content management system (CMS) of the websites for which I write.

But that is nothing compared with the technical no-no yesterday.

A woman sent an explicit and personal email meant for her boyfriend to me by mistake.

Error: DO NOT READ

They realised as it swished out of their machine and sent another email instantly. They then felt the need to phone me and apologise and plead that I delete it and not read it.

Bizarrely, I only know this person having met her once a motorcycle tyre repairer and swapped details then.

I know a lot more about her now.

Check before you send

Instant electronic communication is great but how many of us have

  • sent an email to the wrong person
  • forgotten the attachment
  • seen a spelling error too late
  • calmed down and wished it had never been sent

Mind you, the email I received was the best so far. All I know is that somebody I have never met had a very nice birthday.

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