Some desperate Art Life readers have been commenting and emailing us asking if we have again fallen sick? Or simply fallen asleep? The evidence for this, they suggest, is the drop off in the number of posts. The Art Life is now being published once a week in accordance with the recently activated Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. We had been massively over producing high quality articles on the Australian art world and inadvertently barring competition from North America. As of March 1, 2005 we are now required to limit our posts to once a week and drop the quality by 50 per cent. Reluctantly we have agreed to do so but only because the FTA allows us to bring in cheap labor from Samoa. We apologise to those readers who expect a better service, but that’s the way it is in these post election dog days .