As Sidetrack was closing for press, ceremonies in Berlin on April 19 marked the formal opening of the new home of Germany’s government at the rebuilt Reichstag. The transfer of power from Bonn requires government departments to be dismantled and reassembled in their new home.

The impact of the move on government processes had to be kept to a minimum, and so a logistics plan more typical of ’just-in-time’ manufacturing was developed. Desks, archives and everything else are being loaded into containers for transfer to K