August 6, 2006 - 08.00 GMT
In the digital photography world, like everywhere else, the news is scarce this time of the year. Therefore this period is known as the Silly Season, as all sorts of "silly" and vamped-up articles are being published in the media.
The period is also called "Big Gooseberry Season because of articles on farmers growing the biggest gooseberries ever. For the same reason the Dutch call this period "Komkommertijd", meaning "cucumber time" and the Germans speak of "Saure-Gurken-Zeit"...
BBC News runs an article on boiling eggs...More