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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 5, 2002
"If your job is customer satisfaction, your real job title is Problem-Solver." - Brian Tracy
Source: Quotes From The Masters, http://MailRoom.DailyInbox.Com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the first half of the last century a young mathematician working toward his Ph.D. came late to class on the day of a test. After completing the basic test he began to work on the two extra credit problems written on the blackboard. At the end of the class period he had made very little progress, so he asked the professor if he might have more time. His teacher agreed. Those two problems proved extraordinarily difficult. Over the next week the young man racked his brain as he wrestled with them. One proved impossible, but he eventually solved the other one. When he showed his solution to the professor, the professor was astounded. You see, because that student had come late to class, he had not heard the teacher explain that the problems on the board were classic mathematical enigmas that no one had ever been able to solve. Had he known this, he never would have attempted a solution. But because he didn't know it couldn't be done, he did it. That young mathematician was hired as a professor of mathematics at the very university where he made his remarkable breakthrough.
Source: Never Give Up by Tim Crosby, Copyright (c) 2001 by The Quiet Hour http://www.thequiethour.org/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A key ring is a handy little gadget that allows you to lose all your keys at once.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it has stopped snowing.
I'm convinced that in a past life I was somebody named Occupant, and they're still forwarding my mail.
I've changed my mind a dozen times. It seems to work better now.
Source: Just 4 Laughs
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Last summer, John took Jill camping for the first time. At every opportunity, he passed along outdoor-survival lore.
One day they got lost hiking in the deep woods. John tried the usual tactics to determine direction - moss on the trees (There was no moss.), direction of the sun (It was an overcast day). Just as he was beginning to panic, John spotted a small cabin off in the distance. John pulled out his binoculars, studied the cabin, turned, and led them right back to the campsite.
"That was terrific," Jill said. "How did you do it?"
"Simple," he replied. "In this part of the country all TV satellite dishes point south."
Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/
1GB-CD THE SIZE OF A COIN
Consumer-electronics giant Philips is demonstrating a prototype miniature disc drive that uses a coin-size disc capable of storing nearly twice as much data as a standard-sized CD.
The drive uses 3cm discs that can store up to 1GB of data. Typical CDs, measuring 12cm in diameter, can hold up to 650MB of data. The prototype drive measures just 5.6 by 3.4 by 0.75cm -- suitable for use in portable devices such as digital cameras, handhelds and mobile phones -- and Philips is continuing to make the drive smaller.
All this is possible because of the blue laser, which has a shorter wavelength compared to red laser currently used. Using the blue laser with the standard 12cm-CD, we'll get a capacity of 27Gb.
Source: Nybble Weekly Newsletter, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nybble