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How to dispose of your CDs - microwave them!

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OK, you've had the office brochure burned on to a CD. But at the last minute the PR person checking it for spelling, discovers a glitch. It is obviously the bloke who got sacked for montaging the senior partner's head on to a baboon who has changed every 'p' in the text for an 'f '.

Mostly it makes text look silly but there are definite problems with 'parking'. So the whole run has to be destroyed. And, given the possibility - remote I know - of newshounds getting hold of copies from the local landfill, you have to destroy them really thoroughly.

Here is how to do it in your microwave and have fun at the same time.Go to www. hamjudo. com/notes/cdrom. html.

Label side up is, apparently, best.

One of my colleagues urged me to take a look at the Eyegonomic site at www. eyegonomic. co. uk. Not, I hasten to explain, because it was a potential advertiser (at least I think that's the case) but because the site was pretty good. It sure is. By dint of holding back on the colour and surface rendering (massively reducing the redrawing time) you can play around with rapidly downloaded interactive animations of the main product - a limited range of rather elegant LCD flat screens whose stand mechanism enables them to adopt various reclining positions.

I can't actually envisage a working occasion when, unless you are talking about the person using the screen, this might be particularly desirable. But there you are. The homepage is in winning shades of grey, with the four main elements greyed out until you pass the mouse over them; six main headings across the top with some nice unobtrusive clever stuff when you point at them; and down the side, an oh-sodiscreet option for the Danish text.

So I've denounced animations in the past? Sure. Remember what that Dadaist bloke Picabia said? 'The head is round in order that thought may change direction.'But I'm still against you doing animations.

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