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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 12, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. - Will Durant, American historian

Source: Bits & Pieces, November 9, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com


~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

HOW TO WRITE GOOD Part 1 of 4 [Feb 12, 19, 27, Mar 5]

My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:

Avoid alliteration. Always.

Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat.)

Employ the vernacular.

Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

Contractions aren't necessary.

Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

One should never generalize.

Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.''

By Frank L. Visco
Vice-president and Senior Copywriter at USAdvertising.


Children are of great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us get there much more quickly than we otherwise would.

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Ctrl + W will close the current window

Windows [key] + R -- Brings up the Run Command
Windows [key] + D -- Show Desktop (minimize all windows)
Windows [key] + F -- Windows Find Files
Windows [key] + M -- Minimize Current Window
Windows [key] + ESC -- Close Window (Alt + F4)

From: Acceleration Software, Feb. 3, 2001 issue.

Submitted by John L. Bechtel

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