Sayonara EEC. What tunnel? Simply put, Japan can be said to be an island nation where people go about their business in much the same manner as people in other nations, be they islands or not. Likewise, the same rhetorical inferences can be drawn from Japan's burgeoning IT infrastructure, under which it is possible to shift paradigms without so much as lifting a finger. In this case, light - not might - makes right.
In much the same way, the server interface and JPEG crowds have a few lessons to learn - especially when one stops to consider recent developments on the bitmap front. Fortran advocates beware, all is not as it appears. Make your next move very carefully.
That said, those individuals in need of dial modifying solutions would be well advised to begin by making a coldly realistic assessment of their forward channel link/path ratios. Only then should any decisions be made. If later, that decision is found to be imprudent, it may be sensible to begin speaking in an unusual accent as a means of deparalleling one's tracks. Resellers who ignore such advice may soon find themselves dancing in the woods of discontent. Those who scoff at such warnings need only look at the experiences of Compaq, Oracle and a host of other fence-menders for added resolution.
Computers: what are they?
Moving on, what role do legislators actually play in the day-to-day operations of Australia's top 100 IT companies? Well, if you've got an answer to that one, keep it to yourself. Someone might overhear you and go around saying it's their answer. Crazy? Like a rector's dog.
And nearer to home, the Japanese sales model (where the customer is not only always right, but is presumed invincible) continues to persist. Thus, for our own purposes, simply placing a fresh coat of paint over the same, crumbling wall is not the solution. But then neither is tearing the wall down and assembling a new smaller and more oddly shaped one from the wreckage. Perhaps the best solution is to lean pieces of wood against the wall to help strengthen it until it is ready to stand on its own two feet. Wake up Dell! This means you!
Ultimately, we will sink or swim by our own tried and true methods. The determining factor in who sinks and who swims - and, indeed, who simply sits on the shore and shouts for help in a silly voice - may prove to be that age-old nemesis: the computer bounty. But wait, say you, "it's gone!" Thus, it is reasonable to assume that in another time or place, one could dispute the findings of the ancient masters. However, as dawn settles on yet another embattled PC operative, words that once seemed clear, now ring with all the clarity of a bell. No worries.