The image on the back page of The THES came to you from Europe's latest satellite, down a cascade of high-technology links, as far as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. But for the last leg of its journey RAL said it would have to use the postal system. "What about using the Internet or a modem link," we asked? "We don't have the technology," said a spokewoman. "At least," she corrected herself, "We do have the technology, but the post is the quickest way of getting it to you."