To paraphrase the Famous Bard, "To code or not to code. That is the question." I'm curious, when a computing problem presents itself, how do you decide to write a computer program to resolve the problem or not? I suspect the answer deserves many considerations. For example, do you have the time to code? Will the time spent actually result in a solution? Is the problem big enough to really worry about and therefore is the solution worth the time? To what degree is a solution dictated by the existing computing environment? If the solution must be written in Fortran, then solutions may be far off, but if solutions can be written in any language, then there are more options available. At the risk of starting a religious war, we might also ask ourselves, how do you decide what programming language(s) to use to solve a computing problem. Again, there are many considerations including experience, operating systems, degrees of support in your community. So, 2 code || ~2 code, and if code, then what code? :-) -- Eric Morgan University Libraries of Notre Dame