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Another architectural pillar wobbles. Some recent work reported by the monthly web magazine '. net' (www.netmag. co. uk) suggests that the Golden Section does not work in website design - in fact the study by a couple of Teesside University psychology buffs persuades '. net' to conclude about the Golden Section that 'when it comes to websites, forget it'.

D'Arcy Thompson addicts and other people worried by this conclusion have to pony up £17 to read the full study that I fancy was ultimately funded by you and me. Still, a not-all that-helpful abstract is at www. tinyurl. com/goxuk.

Thinking of buying any new PCs in the immediate future? Hold off. The Register, that wonderful, cynical daily read about IT folk, recently reported that both AMD and Intel, makers of the majority of central processors in PC machines, are to slash their prices in late July. Expect UK retailers to pass on the cuts as slowly as they dare. The same Register reports that the annual mobile phone throwing contest is to take place on 20 August at Tooting Bec Athletics Track. Adult participants only: probably in recognition that no selfrespecting teenagers would want to part with theirs. The world-record throw is 94.97m.

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