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CASTING A SPELL OVER ID CARDS

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WEBWATCH

The trade bible Computer Weekly suggests that if you are thinking of upgrading your server, don't. It's something to do with forthcoming chips and the way information is zapped around networks and it apparently represents 'a huge step forward for PC server architecture'.

Incidentally, the ARB could do something useful for a change and start stamping out the use of 'architect' and 'architecture' in the computer world. You excitedly read 'Architecture Breakthrough' in a headline and it turns out to be a big disappointment.

It's actually about some prat printing circuit boards.

Whatever, resist all blandishments from suppliers busily offloading soon-to-be redundant kit and hang on in there until sometime next year.

It has been revealed that the Belgians have introduced 'deliberate' spelling errors on their national ID cards in order to thwart criminals.

Setting aside any horrid suspicion that this is merely a big lie to cover up the low standard of Belgian government spelling, you wonder exactly how this could diminish fraud? And whether any government official would detect it? And whether Belgian architects could use the deliberate spelling thing to cover up poor specification writing?

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