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August 27th, 2002

Quotes of the day [Aug. 27th, 2002|09:04 am]
Peter Sheil
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949
and my laptop has far more power and only weighs that much at the end of a long day with all its attachments. note to self - must backup the hard drive and delete unwanted files to help reduce weight.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Erica Jong

'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college.
George Ade (1866 - 1944), "The Steel Box", 1898

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)
I'm feeling old these days.

Peace
peter
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Joke / quotes [Aug. 27th, 2002|10:11 am]
Peter Sheil
The first one made me laugh and the second one describes far too many of us in the IT industry.

"It's better to have loved and lost a short person than never to have loved a tall." --David Chambless

"An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less."
--Nicholas Murray Butler
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News item [Aug. 27th, 2002|10:24 am]
Peter Sheil
Goose tracked to freezer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/2216858.stm
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