An exasperated reader informs me that Publishing Expo is to take place at Kensington Olympia, London, 13-14 February.
He knows because he received Ã¢â‚¬’ in the same post Ã¢â‚¬’ no fewer than 23 identical leaflets flagging it up.
Dave Skantelbery, from Orbit News in Warrington, tells me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I realise that we publish five titles, but I would not have thought it beyond the wit of man to notice that all are published from the same address and share the same staff.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I suppose the trouble is that the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœwit of manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ did not come into it and we were sent these missives by some computer programmed to send everything everywhere. It may not do Royal Mail any harm, but I wonder how many of these leaflets end up on some landfill site.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The senders even packaged each one in a see-through plastic bag to make it more difficult to recycle. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s enough to turn us all into Grey Cardigans.Ã¢â‚¬