Five viruses on my computer today. Five! That’s about as many as I’ve ever had on a PC altogether. And all five were related to Java. Do we even need Java any more? Did we ever? As a little experiment I’ve uninstalled Java from my machine. I’m going to see if I miss it. The only thing I can think of right now that isn’t going to work is Open Office, but I hardly ever use it anyway. It’s slow it’s and it’s a pitiful substitute for the one thing Microsoft really does right – Office. I’ll report back on life without Java in a week or so.