Huzzah. It’s 2007. Now we begin the ritual annual task of making mistakes writing out cheques and dating letters.
Wikipedia has a list of things that have already happened in 2007, things that are scheduled to happen, and films & games set in 2007.
Did you know that on the first day of 2007, ISBN numbers increased from 10 to 13 digits? That Irish has become an official working language of the EU, and that Slovenia has begun using the Euro as its official currency?
Things to look forward to this year include the 41st Superbowl (Feb 4); Welsh smoking ban (Apr 1) followed by the England smoking ban (Jul 1); the release of Spiderman 3 (May 4); the Tour de France (Jul 7, starting in London – that well-known French city), and the expiration of the copyright* on Peter Pan (Dec 31)
I don’t have a New Year’s resolution this year, since I clearly suck at keeping them.
*Interestingly the owners of the copyright, Great Ormond Street Hospital are entitled to perpetual royalty payments beyond the expiry