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Come Independence Day, the hills of Silicon Valley will be particularly alive with holidaying tech workers.

Adobe has become the latest employer in the region to give its staff a compulsory week off beginning 1 July. Around 2,000 staff will be affected as part of the cost-cutting measure, which Adobe hopes will save $4m.

Sun Microsystems announced the same ploy for its 18,000 US staff last week, while both Compaq and Hewlett Packard are also using mandatory vacation as a way of staving off job cuts. But Adobe is the first large non-manufacturing company to adopt the tactic.

"It may even help with the energy situation," an Adobe spokesperson told Associated Press.

Quite possibly so, m'dear. Tech staff will be tooling around the peninsular in their huge SUVs, adding to global warming and the speeding up the depletion of fossil fuels, instead. ®

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