Seems I share my 40th birthday with Moore’s Law. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore wrote in a 1965 article that the number of transistors on a chip (i.e computing power) would double every 24 months. Any similarity between that and my weight doubling every 24 months now I’m officially middle-aged is purely coincidental.

The BBC has a nice web site ‘On this day‘ listing significant events on any particular date. Although according to the BBC April 19th marks the anniversary of some unfortunate events the New York Times cheered me up by reminding me I share a birthday with Jayne Mansfield. Well there’s a couple of reasons to be cheerful anyway 🙂

Happy birthday to everyone else who’s celebrating today!