Today I had a chance to stop off for a look in Akihabara. My locally based colleague remarked that the area's been under intense pressure as the various product ranges of its old specialist shops are subsumed in giant category killer stores around the city, such as the world famous Bic Camera. A new one, the Yodobashi Camera superstore, has descended on Akihabara, with an almost obscene range of tecnology on display. It was truly jaw-dropping stuff. If it ain't here, it probably doesn't exist.