Bit the bullet and did an in-place upgrade from Win98 to XP Pro. Took 79 minutes on a PIII 1GHz. MS Office didn't work. Fortunately I ran the upgrade report from the XP CD before running the upgrade. Thus I already had XP compatible modem drivers ready when my modem showed up as 'not recognised'.
Very quiet in the office. tried to do some coding but got involved in doing database updates instead. Had a chance to look at Jon Udell's Blog
Need to have a look at RSS feeds, see if I can make up something locally.