On Black Friday, that is to say yesterday - reputedly the busiest shopping day of the year - my computer-linked Garmin Watch which I've owned and worn daily for only 8 months suddenly and for no apparent reason gave up the ghost.
Bizarre, or what?
Perhaps it's time to buy a new one?
In post-Snowden times odd goings-on in a world of electronic gadgets with so-called 'back doors' almost anything is possible.
It's a kind of magic.
Nothing should surprise us.