To many audio engineers Java means coffee, a drink to get you started in the morning. But to computer savvy people Java is a computer language. Specifically a platform-neutral language that allows developers to write programs (often called “applets”) that can run on practically any computer connected to the Internet. In fact, as you’ve surfed the Web, you’ve almost certainly been running Java applets. They’re incorporated into many of the pages you visit on your virtual journeys, and the software to run those applets is not only part of the Mac OS but is designed to work seamlessly with browsers that support it. Right now, there are thousands of Java applets in use around the world. To see how industries from aerospace to entertainment to real estate to utilities have been employing Java, you can visit the Java Web site.