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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 17, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. - Roger Babson

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/


About eighteen months ago, I was in Macdonald's restaurant, having a coffee before Sunday School. At one of the tables, a woman was sitting alone, who looked unkempt, unwashed and untidy. She was having an imaginary conversation with someone who wasn't there, but every now and then she looked over to my wife and I, smiled sweetly and then continued talking to herself.

Five minutes later, one of the servers came over to sit down for her breakfast break. At first, I thought she was going to ask the lady to leave. Instead, she sat down beside her and carefully halved her sausage biscuit with the woman. It was a beautiful and sacred moment. A Holy Communion was taking place before my very eyes.

What made this even more special was the fact that I knew the server was having severe financial problems of her own at the time. But here she was, sharing half of everything she possessed on that morning, with someone whose need was greater than her own.

Source: Illustrator, http://www.answers2prayer.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Year 1981
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned soccer Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes tournament.
4. Pope Died (Correction: Sorry it was actually 1978)

Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned soccer Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes tournament
4. Pope Died

In the future, if Prince Charles decides to remarry ... please warn the Pope

Submitted by Dave Parker


A patient at the dental office where I was a receptionist stopped by my desk to pay her bill. She began rummaging through her purse, as so many patients did when they had a check to write. "Do you need a pen?" I asked, offering her the use of mine.

"Yes, thank you," she replied. She took it, put it in her handbag and proceeded to pay in cash.

Contributed to "All In a Day's Work" by Deborah A Marcus

Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A Dollar For A Pixel

Alex Tew, a 21-year-old student from a small town in England, was lying in bed thinking out how he would pay for university. He had an idea, and after four months on the Internet, he's on his way to earning a cool million dollars. No, he doesn't sell porn, drugs, or organ-enhancing pills. All he sells are pixels, the tiny dots on the screen that appear when you call up his home page.

His cool idea is to turn his home page into a billboard made up of a million dots, and sell them for a dollar a dot to anyone who wants to put up their logo. A 10 by 10 dot square, roughly the size of a letter of type, costs $100. He sold a few to his brothers and some friends, and when he had made $1,000, he issued a press release.

That was picked up by the news media, spread around the Internet, and soon advertisers for everything from dating sites to casinos to real estate agents to The Times of London were putting up real cash for pixels, with links to their own sites. So far they have bought up 911,800 pixels. Tew's home page now looks like an online Times Square, festooned with a multi-colored confetti of ads. he site features testimonials from advertisers, some of whom bought spots as a lark, only to discover that they were receiving actual valuable Web hits for a fraction of the cost of traditional Internet advertising. Meanwhile Tew has had to juggle running the site with his first term at university, where he is studying business.

Alex Tew’s Home Page:

From: Reuters, http://snipurl.com/l766

Source: Nybble Bi-Weekly Newsletter, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nybble

Submitted by Ron

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