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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 2, 2002
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Forty Year High School Reunion Songs
The Bee Gees - "How Can You Mend a Broken Hip"
Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face"
Johnny Nash - "I Can't See Clearly Now"
The Temptations - "Papa Got a Kidney Stone"
ABBA - "Denture Queen"
Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Napping"
Commodores - "Once, Twice, Three Trips to the Bathroom"
Procol Harem - " A Whiter Shade of Hair"
Steely Dan - "Rikki Don't Lose Your Car Keys"
Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Walker"
Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grape Nuts"
The Who - "Talkin' 'Bout My Medication"
Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Look at the world around you, and you'll see God's creativity;
Look at the dinner table, and you'll see God's provision;
Look at the mirror, and you'll see God's sense of humor.
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
IBM researchers score data storage breakthrough
By Ed Scannell InfoWorld
IBM Corp. Research on Tuesday announced what it believes is a breakthrough in data storage using nanotechnology that allows a trillion bits of information to be packed into a square inch, the equivalent of about 25 million printed textbook pages on a postage-stamp size surface.
The research project, code-named Millipede, uses thousands of nanosharp tips to punch indentations that represent individual bits into a thin plastic film. IBM officials described this as the nanotech equivalent of the data processing punch card. The major advantage of this new approach, according to IBM researchers, is that the technology can be operated with much less power and is re-writable.
"Since a nanometer-scale tip can address individual atoms, we anticipate further improvements far beyond even this fantastic terabit milestone," said Gerd Binnig, a Nobel laureate and one of the guiding forces behind the Millipede project. "While current storage technologies may be approaching their fundamental limits, this nanomechanical approach is potentially valid for a thousand-fold increase in data storage density," Binnig contended.
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Source: Pearls, http://topica.com/lists/pearls/