Interesting conversation with an IT vendor about the current state of the UK market. The vendor said that his company had enjoyed an OK January in terms of new prospects but then encountered the complete opposite this month (February) with law firms complaining that business was bad, they were worried about the state of the economy etc etc. What struck him as odd was the fact the economy is in no worse state in February than it was in January, prompting him to suggest that perhaps the prolonged winter and bad weather has brought on some kind of market-wide outbreak of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) depression? Perhaps we should invest in vitamin D, melatonin and light therapy lamps?