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Microsoft Word 2003

Microsoft's Word has been the centre of our professional lives for many years now, primarily because we've yet to find another word processor that handles outlines so well. The outline view is based on hierarchical text styles, so turning an outline into an article or reorganising an article as if it were an outline is easy.

We haven't always been pleased with Word's updates, however. Some of us still miss Word 95 with its fantastic Word Basic macro programming language. Nor are we all happy with the user interface changes in Word 2007. So Word 2003 seems like a workable compromise.

MS Word 2003

Apple iPod

Anyone who takes public transport will agree that an iPod is a must. Take an 80GB Apple iPod with video. It helps drown out crying babies, overexcited shoppers, rowdy teenagers, and unrepentant mobile-phone abusers on buses and trains. Between the 10,000-plus songs, scattered videos and podcasts, you're assured of a ride home listening to your own personal soundtrack.

The shuffle setting saves you from having to make mix CDs, and since the iPod is ubiquitous, you'll never have a problem finding a docking station for impromptu dance parties or for playing songs in the presence of other audiophiles.

Apple iPod

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