What happened last week? I got an email pointing to the awards site and suggesting that I congratulate Omer Reingold in the weblog. I agreed and put up the post and mentioned a few other winners as well. It wasn't until several hours later that I discovered, via an anonymous comment on the post, that the awards site went up by mistake. By that time the damage had long been done so I decided to just leave the post.
Inadvertent announcements have always occurred but the Internet makes the news travel faster and further and impossible to undo.