A very happy new year to Petrona's readers. Thank you for reading and commenting on this blog during 2007 - it has been stimulating and fun. I've loved reading my favourite blogs (see blogroll) and joining in online conversations about topics of intersecting interest. Thank you, also, to all who have left new year messages in the comments or sent them by e-mail. My very best to everyone for 2008.
In the meantime, via the ever-vigilant Dave Lull, remember that the internet never forgets. From the Guardian's article entitled "What your web searches reveal", discussing the insights of John Battelle, "king of search":
"There is something very unsettling about all this. We do not like to think that other people can see inside our brains, even on a collective level, and many of us will have conducted hundreds of thousands of web searches in recent years without ever giving a thought to where all that data was going. But though so much seems ephemeral in the age of the web, nothing really is. It is all stored somewhere. The internet never forgets."