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Happy Birthday Sharpened.net, er… PC.net

May 14, 2012 – by Per Christensson

13th Birthday Cake Today marks the 13th anniversary of Sharpened.net. Since the name of the website changed from Sharpened.net to PC.net earlier this month, it's hard to know whose birthday to celebrate. Technically, it is Sharpened.net's birthday, but the website is now officially called PC.net. However, PC.net, in its current form, has only existed for 13 days, so it seems rather silly to celebrate a birthday of 13 years.

The easy solution would be to not celebrate the 13th anniversary of Sharpened.net. But it's too late for that; I've already started celebrating by writing this entry. Therefore, I feel it makes the most sense to celebrate the website's 13th anniversary as PC.net's birthday. After all, Sharpened.net and PC.net are one and the same. The way I like to think of it is that when Sharpened.net grew up, it received a new name – PC.net. So when I refer to PC.net, I am really referring to the grown up version of Sharpened.net.

I realize most 13-year-olds are hardly considered grown ups, but keep in mind PC.net is a website and not a person. In fact, a 13-year-old website is rather mature in Internet years. Still, for the sake of simplicity, I am keeping track of the website age in human years. That means PC.net is now a teenager! Let's hope that websites don't go through the "terrible teens" like humans. I would prefer not to relive those years again.

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