Thursday, October 23, 2008

Silver Surfer of the Year Awards [continued]

And here is the certificate in larger format to prove it. It is a pity that the silver lettering they have used for the title makes a rather disappointing scan. I have suggested to Digital Unite that they might design a digital award logo that winners and runners-up could download onto their own websites. If that came with a link to their website, it would help to widen their publicity.

Just to put this in perspective, although the Silver Surfer Awards are a national event, they do of course depend on people being nominated. I was lucky enough to have a friend who knew of the awards through his work, and he nominated me. There were 114 nominations this year, which apparently is the most they've ever had. It seems relatively few to me, though, considering what I am sure is a vastly greater number of older people who are using computer skills to enhance their own lives and to benefit others. So I am enjoying this award not only for myself, but on behalf of all those who were not nominated, but could have been.


I hoped to write lots today, but unfortunately, after an almost sleepless night in which the whole buzzing awards scene was churning around in my head, I fell asleep at the last minute, then jumped out of bed too quickly because I was late. This brought on a dizzy spell (blood pressure medication problems) which scrambled my head for about 4 or 5 hours. So I never got to my morning appointment as I was in no state to drive, but I nevertheless had to field phone calls from the local press and the BBC. More about that another day; there will be pictures too. Now, though, it's supper and an early early (that's not a mistype) night for me.

1 comment:

...liz said...

Congratulations on the Silver Surfer Award. How exciting. I know I would be. Keep up the great blogging.