I was flattered to receive a seasonal message today from Professor Dr. Nikolay V. Kirianakithe – the President, no less, of the International Sensors and Traducers Association. I’ve always fancied myself as an amateur traducer, but had not realised my efforts had been recognised at such a high level. And then, disillusion: I went to fill in the survey and realised…… well, I’m too upset: you’ll have to fill it out for me.