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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 26, 2001
A company that has fun, where employees lunch with each other, put cartoons on the wall and celebrate, is spirited, creative and usually profitable. - David Baum
Source: Bits & Pieces, July 25, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
GOOD STUFF - I Have Learned
I've learned that when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned that I feel better about myself when I make others feel better about themselves.
I've learned that having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned that what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
I've learned that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned that when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
Source: RUMORS, Copyright (c) by Ralph Milton 2000, firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Dog: "They keep putting the lid down on the big water bowl."
Goldfish: "Just because I have a three-second memory, they don't think I'll mind eating the same fish flakes ... Oh boy! Fish flakes!"
Goldfish: "The knight never comes out of the castle to fight me for dominion over the fish tank. So I must continue patrolling, for I am lord and master!"
Parrot: "Tease, tease, tease! But do those greedy clowns ever really give me a cracker? I DON"T THINK SO!"
Cat: "Why are these people in my house?"
Goldfish: "Oh, tap-tap-tap! There's a new one!"
Source: Clean Laugh, email@example.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The controller who was working a busy pattern told the 727 on downwind to make a three-sixty (to do a complete circle, usually to provide spacing between aircraft).
The pilot of the 727 complained, "Do you know It costs us two thousand dollars to make a three-sixty in this airplane?
Without missing a beat the controller replied, "Roger, give me four thousand dollars worth!"
Source: TheJokeDoctor TheJokeDoctorfirstname.lastname@example.org
Herman Hollerith, a college graduate with a degree in engineering, helped compile the 1880 national census. It took 7 years of tedious, routine work to gather and tabulate all the information.
Hollerith was sure there must be a quicker way. One day, while riding on a train, he noticed the conductor punch holes in a railway ticket to record the bearer's destination and the fare. Using the idea, Hollerith designed a punch to record a person's vital statistics by means of holes in a card.
The cards were then read with an electromagnet. Because of this punch card invention, the 1890 census took only 3 years to complete, with a saving of $5 million. His device was a forerunner of today's computer.
Source: Bits & Pieces, April 30, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com