Evening ladies & gents, The dawning of a new decade is close upon us, looking back to the start of 2000 there have been some drastic changes in technology, politics & world events. The attack on the twin towers from 9/11 has seen the rise of international terrorism & HM Forces to be deployed in two wars. The Asian Tsunami & Hurricane Katrina have highlighted the issues of global warming & we have also seen the election of the first black US President. The internet has also gone from its fledgling start in public access from home PCs to a worldwide phenomenon even available on mobile phones. One can only speculate, but what sort of wonders can we expect to see in the next decade? What technological advances I wonder? What will change? What can we plan for? We stand in the shadow of all the generations that have gone before us, but in spite of their achievements we are privileged to live in such interesting times. &c ~D.C.