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Snippets #22, Wednesday, 27.Feb.2002     (ISSN 1530-9622)


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_________________________from James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door

___________________________________#22, Wednesday, 27.Feb.2002

_____________________________________________ISSN 1530-9622


_____1. Quotations

_____2. Ephemerae

_____3. Two Requests

__________1. QUOTATIONS

I have just added these quotations to my website. You can see these and more
by going to the Quotations section at

I love the land of winding waters more then all the rest of the world. A man
who would not love his father's grave is worse then a wild animal.
         — Chief Joseph (1840 – 1904), Nez Pierce Chief

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
         — Tom Clancy (1947 –), author

I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as
other Indian babes. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.
         — Geronimo (1829 – 1909 ), Apache

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
         — Mary Kay Ash (1915 – 2001), founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
         — Noel Coward (1899 – 1973), actor and playwright

__________2. EPHeMeRAe

every day interesting “stuff” crosses my desk. Some isn’t important enough
to put on my site in any permanent way. But it is interesting enough to put
there somehow, quickly, at least for a while.

These are ephemerae: collections of temporary, transitory tidbits. 

I have the same information and links to prior items at

Salon (21.Feb.2002), "Mickey Mouse vs. The People": 
Discusses a case before the supreme court regarding the recent extension of
copyright. If the copyright isn't extended, Disney might lose the copyright
on early Mickey Mouse cartoons.

NY Times (26.Feb.2002), "U.S. to Weigh Computer Chip Implant": 
A Florida technology company is asking the government to market a personal
identity chip that would be embedded beneath the skin. Privacy advocates
have some questions.

Shift Magazine (V9.2), "The Rise and Fall of the Geek": 
Jon Katz (Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho) wrote how
after decades of frustration, persecution and marginalization, the net
finally, and for the first time, gave them their own nation, their own
space, which they alone knew how to navigate. Now he writes that even tech
glory is fleeting and that the Geek Movement was perhaps only a Geek Moment.
How quickly revolutions rise and fall.

Shift Magazine (V9.2), "The Geek Timeline": 
From 1865 to 2001, essential moments in geek history.

Spam and the Law: 
Did you recently receive spam? Did it claim it was legal because of the law
S.1618? Maybe you should check this out.

__________3. TWO ReQUeSTS

I have two requests for you.

First, if you encounter something you think I might enjoy sharing, please
forward it to me. I'd love to hear from you.

And, second, if you know of anyone else who might appreciate receiving
Snippets, forward a copy to them so that they can subscribe.

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