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Inside the CeBIT '05 exhibition in Hannover - the worlds largest ICT Fair, where ICT stands for Information, Communication & Technology – the expo was found in 25 giant halls spread over a vast area. So vast, that there were two lines of free bus transfer on the grounds.

With such a large amount of exhibitors it's only natural that you can't – and don't want to – visit them all. A preliminary selection has to be made based on your prime interests. So I was mainly focusing on 'Digital Equipment and Systems' in Halls 1 and 2.

This meant a lot of computers (PCs, notebooks & PDAs), digital photography, digital imaging, digital entertainment, games and consumer electronics. And although I found the mixture of German and English to be confusing, there was a lot to see and be amazed at.

But to be serious, when you've seen one 62 inches flat screen HDTV that shows a razor-sharp DVD image, you've seen them all. And nothing, nothing, compares to that. So after a while you just drift around looking for... nothing.

And suddenly your eyes catch something exceptional, and you end up looking at a most professional presentation on 'Business Processes', where a man and an industrial robot interact in the most spectacular way. I don't know what was presented - but no matter how the screen was placed or turned around - the displayed image was horizontal at all times. A beautiful programming.

This was definitely a different kind of IBM demonstration!

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