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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 11, 2000
How much better to know that we have dared to live our dreams than to live our lives in a lethargy of regret. -Gilbert Caplin
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
DAFFYNITIONS FROM THE "COLLEGE" DICTIONARY
CAFETERIA: From 2 Latin words, "cafe" meaning place to eat and "teria" meaning to wretch.
MAJOR: Area of study that no longer interest you
STUDENT ATHLETE: See "contraction in terms"
GRADE: Unrealistic and limited measure of academic accomplishment
SUMMER SCHOOL: A viable alternative to a summer job.
QUARTER: The most coveted form of currency on campus.
HUNGER: Condition produced by five minutes of continuous studying.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?"
Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
-- Charlie Brown, _Peanuts_ [Charles Schulz]
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Researchers at Northwestern University announced in the Oct. 15, 1999 issue of Science that they have invented the world's smallest and most accurate plotter. Their so-called nanoplotter is capable of drawing minuscule lines - each is only about 30 molecules wide - with such precision that only 200 billionths of an inch separates them.
If the technology can be commercialized, it might be used to pack more processing power onto a computer chip, boosting speed and performance. It could also lead to diagnostic devices that can load thousands of medical sensors onto an area smaller than the head of a pin.
- Business Week, November 1, 1999