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1 The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. --Chinese Proverb


3 Technology is not about tools, it deals with how Man works. --Peter Drucker.

4 Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers. --Edward Shepherd Mead.

5 The paper clip... is a powerful force for order. --Newsweek Special Issue. Winter, 1997-98

6 Technology is the most subtle and the most effective engineer of enduring social change. Its apparent neutrality is deceptive and often disarming. --Robert MacIver.


8 Rules are the solutions to yesterday's problems.

9 In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. --E. Hoffer.

10 My commitment is to truth, not consistency. --Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

11 In the Industrial Age, we went to school. In the Communication Age, schools will come to us. - - from the masthead of ‘The Online Chronicle of Distance Education Communication.’

12 Your student is only a click away from leaving the classroom. --Eliot Mason.

13 Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it... to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition. --Alvin Toffler, American futurist.


15 The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult. --Mme. du Deffand.

16 Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at. --Carlos Urbizo.

17 Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. --Thomas A. Edison.

18 The second rat gets the cheese.

19 The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away. --Linus Pauling.

20 One of the things that Ivar knew about Mrs. Walker was that she would only tell him what she knew if he asked the right question…. --Jane Smiley p. 20 Moo U.


22 Science, engineering, technology. All worthless unless they make you feel something. --BMW ad, Nov. 1998, Brill's Content, p. 16.

23 Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. --Ann Landers.

24 The average kindergartner has seen more than 5,000 hours of TV--more time than it takes to earn a bachelor's degree. -- Shook, M. & Shook, R. (1991). The book of odds. (How do we harness that fascination?)

25 The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want. --Robert Anton Wilson.


27 The Internet isn't a broadcast medium. It's a conversation. --John Perry Barlow.

28 What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters! You can't reread a phone call. --Liz Carpenter. (Then why stop?)

29 Two-thirds of the people on the planet die without ever making or receiving a phone call. There are some clear impediments to bringing 100 megabit Ethernet to those people when we can't even get a phone call into them yet. --Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems. Aug 97 MacAddict.

30 The way a question is asked limits and disposes the ways in which any answer to it --right or wrong-- may be given. --Susanne K. Langer.


32 The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

33 Worrying about seat time is worrying about the wrong end of the student. --Unknown.

34 Appeal to reason in your advertising and you appeal to 4% of the human race. --Advice given at a 1923 conference on advertising.

35 ‘Summer Blockbuster’ tie-in. This is not a paid advertisement.

36 Anybody can do any amount of work, so long as it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing. --Robert Benchley.

37 Change … To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. --King Whitney, Jr.


39 Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. --Henry van Dyke.

40 Tell us again, for we forget, that work done without love is stillborn, mindless, and lost in the very hour of its deliverance. --Ray Bradbury.

41 To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal is the secret of success. --Anna Pavlova.


43 In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before. --Publius Terentius Afer.

44 Order and design of this Powerpoint presentation © 2001 by Sally Kuhlenschmidt. Photographs © 2001 by Sally Kuhlenschmidt. You may use this presentation for face-to-face nonprofit, instructional purposes without alteration as long as you retain this copyright notice. I appreciate hearing if you use it. I appreciate hearing about needed corrections. I’m open to collaboration on revisions. All rights reserved.

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