I suspected I was in for a caning with the laptop issue and I got it. I should have gone with my original intention which was just to disguise it in some way. Thanks to baronrod, a self confessed computer geek, for his most informed post which I have filed for future reference. I have reposted the chapter with my original thought for dealing with the problem. It probaly wont please the purist but one can only do one's best. Sorry I can answer all the correspondents who [picked me up on this. I hope most of you read my blog on the subject.