Editor’s comment: Comfort in the order of things

For three years, I held out against getting the latest version of Microsoft Office. I had access to an older version. And I liked the idea of cheaper applications (such as Star Office or Open Office).

3rd June, 2006

Last month, I caved in and installed the Office Professional 2003. I love it. It makes managing e-mails and documents considerably easier.

Take its Outlook e-mail system. The core of this is the same. But little things have improved. Such as a small pane which appears for a few seconds whenever a new e-mail comes in, while I’m working in another application.

(This means I don’t have to keep checking Outlook, which can disrupt...

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