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... and I realize the Seven Dwarves had different names....
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Swell quotes on topics from education to hard work to writing to schools to ... well ... like ... whatever. Word up to education majors!
Clearly, it's difficult to argue with a website which claims it's the "preeminant Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellecturally curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge." While that might actually be a bit of horn-blowing hokum, Bartleby.com is still pretty good when it comes to finding quotes relevant to your research!
TECHNOLOGY USE (AND MIS-USE)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSEE) has found that 83% of U.S. undergraduates regularly use information technology in their academic work - and an even greater percentage (87%) say that their peers at least "sometimes" copy and paste information from the Web without citing the source. George Kuh, Indiana University professor and NSSE director, says: "Technology could well be a double-edged sword. Unlimited access to information may help students produce more in less time, as indicated by their relatively high grades. But whether students are learning with authentic understanding remains to be seen."
USA Today 9 Nov 2003
AUTOMOTIVE: One of every four car sales in the U.S. will take place on the Internet by 2007, says Jupiter Research... BANKING: Wells Fargo, the nation's 4th-largest bank, now has 4 million active online customers... B2B: Cisco does more than 90% of its sales to other businesses online... EDUCATION: The University of Phoenix Online now has a student body of 63,000... ENTERTAINMENT: RealNetworks has more than twice as many Internet multimedia subscribers as Microsoft... HEALTH: WebMD gets more than 17.2 million visitors a month... MEDIA: More than 120 million people visited Yahoo from home in April  - that's about the same number as tuned in all the major TV networks combined... REAL ESTATE: Realtor.com gets 9 out of 10 of the listings of houses for sale... RETAIL: Amazon's a giant, all right, but is still only the 54th largest retailer, well behind Sears, 7-Eleven, Barnes & Noble, and Wal-Mart... TRAVEL: Expedia leads the industry, with $5.3 billion in booking last year.
USA Today 22 Jun 2003
A truly clever little movie from TrueMajority.org using cookies (the yummy kind you eat, not the tiny data files) to demonstrate a redistribution of taxes to benefit America ... at least according to one well-intentioned ice cream hippy (and a few million who agree).