BorderLayout in Java Swing allows you to layout components in five
regions: north, south, east, west, and center. The problem
here is that, apart from "center", the cardinal directions (north,
south) have no relation with the relative directions down, up,
right and left. This must be somewhere assumed by a Java developer.
When you thought they are the same, and north is up/south is down etc,
then you might be suffering from Northern Hemisphere Chauvinism (guess
we also have to think Christmas is in the winter right?)
For those that still think north is up and south is down take a look at these images of the world upsidedownmap
Note, Java 1.4 introduced
LINE_END, these map to the cardinal directions.