Trying to keep up with developments in the world of computing (or Information and Communication Technology, to give it the correct title) often feels like a losing battle, with new technology coming in to action ever more frequently. Today’s primary school children have grown up with this state of affairs and expect newer and better computer games and equipment to appear regularly (in the shops if not in their homes!). They are better adjusted than many adults. I have a suspicion that many children have learned to use the Internet faster than adults simply because they have put in the necessary hours to get to grips with it, without worrying about the size of the phone bill.