Inspire History & Future, the 7th issue of Inspire, was printed winter 2001. The interplay between the past, present and future is not perhaps something which people today have a lot of time to think about. But for those who take a break from the digital rat-race and give themselves some time, thi issue of Inspire offers food for thought. With examples from the world of graphics we are given a useful reminder that the human hand is still needed and that tradition has a role to play. And not least that people who shop on-line cannot smell the oranges.