Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gordon Crovitz: Who Really Invented the Internet?

A telling moment in the presidential race came recently when Barack Obama said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." He justified elevating bureaucrats over entrepreneurs by referring to bridges and roads, adding: "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet."

It's an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon created the Internet to keep its communications lines up even in a nuclear strike. The truth is a more interesting story about how innovation happens—and about how hard it is to build successful technology companies even once the government gets out of the way.

For many technologists, the idea of the Internet traces to Vannevar Bush, the presidential science adviser during World War II who oversaw the development of radar and the Manhattan Project. In a 1946 article in The Atlantic titled "As We May Think," Bush defined an ambitious peacetime goal for technologists: Build what he called a "memex" through which "wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified."

That fired imaginations, and by the 1960s technologists were trying to connect separate physical communications networks into one global network—a "world-wide web." The federal government was involved, modestly, via the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. Its goal was not maintaining communications during a nuclear attack, and it didn't build the Internet. Robert Taylor, who ran the ARPA program in the 1960s, sent an email to fellow technologists in 2004 setting the record straight: "The creation of the Arpanet was not motivated by considerations of war. The Arpanet was not an Internet. An Internet is a connection between two or more computer networks."

If the government didn't invent the Internet, who did? Vinton Cerf developed the TCP/IP protocol, the Internet's backbone, and Tim Berners-Lee gets credit for hyperlinks.

But full credit goes to the company where Mr. Taylor worked after leaving ARPA: Xerox. It was at the Xerox PARC labs in Silicon Valley in the 1970s that the Ethernet was developed to link different computer networks. Researchers there also developed the first personal computer (the Xerox Alto) and the graphical user interface that still drives computer usage today.

According to a book about Xerox PARC, "Dealers of Lightning" (by Michael Hiltzik), its top researchers realized they couldn't wait for the government to connect different networks, so would have to do it themselves. "We have a more immediate problem than they do," Robert Metcalfe told his colleague John Shoch in 1973. "We have more networks than they do." Mr. Shoch later recalled that ARPA staffers "were working under government funding and university contracts. They had contract administrators . . . and all that slow, lugubrious behavior to contend with."

So having created the Internet, why didn't Xerox become the biggest company in the world? The answer explains the disconnect between a government-led view of business and how innovation actually happens.

Executives at Xerox headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., were focused on selling copiers. From their standpoint, the Ethernet was important only so that people in an office could link computers to share a copier. Then, in 1979, Steve Jobs negotiated an agreement whereby Xerox's venture-capital division invested $1 million in Apple, with the requirement that Jobs get a full briefing on all the Xerox PARC innovations. "They just had no idea what they had," Jobs later said, after launching hugely profitable Apple computers using concepts developed by Xerox.

Xerox's copier business was lucrative for decades, but the company eventually had years of losses during the digital revolution. Xerox managers can console themselves that it's rare for a company to make the transition from one technology era to another.

As for the government's role, the Internet was fully privatized in 1995, when a remaining piece of the network run by the National Science Foundation was closed—just as the commercial Web began to boom. Blogger Brian Carnell wrote in 1999: "The Internet, in fact, reaffirms the basic free market critique of large government. Here for 30 years the government had an immensely useful protocol for transferring information, TCP/IP, but it languished. . . . In less than a decade, private concerns have taken that protocol and created one of the most important technological revolutions of the millennia."

It's important to understand the history of the Internet because it's too often wrongly cited to justify big government. It's also important to recognize that building great technology businesses requires both innovation and the skills to bring innovations to market. As the contrast between Xerox and Apple shows, few business leaders succeed in this challenge. Those who do—not the government—deserve the credit for making it happen.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Purchased Or Homemade?

Six year old Annie returns home from school and says she had her first family planning lesson at school. 

Her mother, very interested, asks; "How did it go?" 

"I died of shame!" she answers. 

"Sam from over the road, says that the stork brings babies. 

Sally next door said you can buy babies at the orphanage. 

Pete in my class says you can buy babies at the hospital." 

Her mother answers laughingly, "But that’s no reason to be ashamed."

 "No, but I can't tell them that we were so poor that you and daddy had to make me yourselves!"


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Old Jack

The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.

"Leave me alone," he growled... To his amazement, the woman continued standing.
She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows.

"Are you hungry?" she asked.

"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away."

The woman's smile became even broader.

Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm. "What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..

"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet.
Will you help me?"

The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"

"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked.
"I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."

"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."

"This is a good deal for you, Jack," the officer answered. "Don't blow it." Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived.

The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table.
"What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"

"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered..

"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business."

Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go.
I didn't want to come here in the first place."

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"

"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently.
"They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."

"And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"

"What business is that of yours?"

I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."

"Oh."

The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference."

She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a laugh.
"Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"

"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."

"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

"Yes, ma'am. That would be very nice."

The cafeteria manager turned on his heel. "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."

The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.

"That was not my intent.... Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest.
She stared at him intently.

"Jack, do you remember me?"

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."

"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."

"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly.
He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."

Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."

"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble. Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."

"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.

"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons. He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office."

She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet. If you ever need anything, my door is always open to you."

There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he asked.

"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus.... He led me to you."

Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways. "Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.

"On the contrary, Ms.. Eddy," he answered.
"Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And thank you for the coffee."

If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing.

If you have missed some of my emails, you might have missed a laugh.

But, if you have missed knowing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
you have missed everything in the world.

Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always and don't forget that when you "cast your bread upon the waters," you never know how it will be returned to you. God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart. 



God closes doors no man can open and God opens doors no man can close.. 


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hooray for Florida! Only 49 more states to go!




 















I-95 and I-75 will be jammed for the next month or so with druggies and deadbeats heading North out of Florida, because this is the first state in the union to require drug testing to receive welfare!


Hooray for Florida ! In signing the new law, Republican Gov. Rick Scott said, "If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free."


Applicants must pay for the drug test, but are reimbursed if they test drug-free. Applicants who test positive for illicit substances won't be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment. Those who fail a second time will be banned from receiving funds for three years! 
 

Naturally, a few people are crying this is unconstitutional.
How is this unconstitutional? It's a legal requirement that every person applying for a job has to pass drug tests in order to get the job, why not those who receive welfare?

 
Forward this if you agree!


Let's get welfare back to the ones who need it, 
not to those who won't get a job.

Friday, July 27, 2012

What is Celibacy?



















Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.

While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife MaryAnn listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."


He then addressed the men.


"Can you name and describe your wife's favorite flower?"


Frank leaned over, touched MaryAnn's arm gently, 
and whispered,


"Gold Medal-All-Purpose, Isn't it?"







And thus began Frank's life of celibacy.



AND YOU THOUGHT I COULDN'T SEND YOU A SMILE TODAY


Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to Prevent Exam Cheating

 Photo taken during a Chinese Police Academy final exam..



that should work...  :-) 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH

Think of your age, but don't tell me, you'd probably lie anyway -  but the Hershey Man will know!















This is pretty neat.


DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!


It takes less than a minute .


Work this out as you read .


Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!


This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.


1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)




2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)



3. Add 5



4. Multiply it by 50 -- 



I'll wait while you get the calculator


























5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1762 ..


If you haven't, add 1761.



6... Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.


You should have a three digit number


The first digit of this was your original number


(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).


The next two numbers are  YOUR AGE! 

(Oh YES, it is!!!!!)



THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2012) IT WILL EVER WORK,
SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

 Why Mitt Romney is Unlikable!

A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "unlikablility."

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

 
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

 
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

 
4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.

 
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

 
6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America?

 
7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

 
8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America's scorn.

 
9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

 
10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money HIMSELF.....as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. 

Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you 'unrelatable' to Americans.


My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Smile at each other

“Smile at each other,
smile at your wife, 

smile at your husband, 
smile at your children, 
smile at each other -- 
it doesn't matter who it is -- 
and that will help you to grow up in greater love 
for each other.” 
                   
    Mother Teresa
    

 Catholic Nun, Missionary
    

 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient


AND NOW, THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE, TAKEN IN 1918

FACTS?


Base to Shoulder: 150 feet


Right Arm: 340 feet


Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet


Right thumb: 35 feet


Thickest part of body: 29 feet


Left hand length: 30 feet


Face: 60 feet


Nose: 21 feet


Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet


Torch and flame combined: 980 feet


Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000


Number of men in torch: 2,800


Number of men in right arm: 1,200?


Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000


TOTAL MEN: 18,000



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Easter Island heads have bodies!

Some 150 statues stand upright on the interior and exterior slopes of Rano Raraku.  They are buried to varying depths and appear often as heads only.  While weathered and worn by centuries of exposure to the elements, many of them are still very beautiful (Figure 3).

Rano Raraku was first reported to the outside world in 1868 by officers of HMS Topaze. The world was fascinated, and many sketches, essays, newspaper articles, and books were published describing the statues embedded in the slopes as “heads.”  Over 90 excavations in Rano Raraku since that time exposed the torsos of many statues. Katherine and William Scoresby Routledge of the Mana Expedition to Easter Island, 1914-15 published photos of their own digs illustrating the bodies of many statues.  In 1954-55 Thor Heyerdahl and his Norwegian Archaeological Expedition to Easter Island excavated others, further documenting the existence of complete, but partially buried, statues.

Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7 m tall statues (Figure 4).  Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies! More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering:

    the dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberately placed there to bury, protect, or support the statues
    the statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements.
    post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks
    rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes
    posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues    upright


We also discovered that ceremonies were certainly associated with the statues. We found large quantities of red pigment, some of which may have been used to paint the statues. Finally, and perhaps most poignantly, we found in the pavement under one statue a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka (Figure 5). The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka. A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.





















































Friday, July 20, 2012

Special News

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the persons affected by the senseless tragedy early this morning in Aurora, Colorado. Make sure to take the time and tell your loved ones how much they mean to you, because time is precious and fleeting.



Find the Cat!

I did a similar post once before:
(http://best-of-stories-etc.blogspot.com/2011/09/ok-find-cat.html),
but this one may be harder...
see if you can find the cat, i will publish the answer in a few days.





























don't tell anyone when you find it, it is so easy to spot then...LOL


Thursday, July 19, 2012

....in Texas , he'd be called "A huntin' buddy."

In the news this week a southern California man was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and had (by rough estimate) 1-million rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also has a secret escape tunnel.

Television reporters said: "Wow! He has about a million machine gun bullets" and the headline referred to it as a "massive weapons cache".

By California standards someone even owning 100,000 rounds would be called "mentally unstable."

If he lived elsewhere, such as Arizona he'd be called "an avid gun collector".

In Arkansas , he'd be called "a novice gun collector".

 In Utah , he'd be called "moderately well prepared", but they'd probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.

In Montana , he'd be called "The neighborhood 'Go-To' guy".

In Idaho , he'd be called "a likely gubernatorial candidate".

In Wyoming , he'd be called "an eligible bachelor" and.....
 
..in Texas , he'd be called "A huntin' buddy."





Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana...

Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that is just ticking us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks.
This was one for me. 

 
Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. as ...he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain. Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasn't enough ... so that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon himself to stand guard at Cody's hospital door all night long, 8 hours straight.

 
Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell this Marine how proud he makes me to be an American.


























Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Apartment block with Balcony Pools in Mumbai

In what looks to be a clear designing and conceptual designing revolution, the Aquaria Grande project by the Wadhwa Group in the western Indian port city of Mumbai, will usher in a level of modernisations of building; by introducing swimming pools on the balconies of high rise apartments. Being as densely populated as the city is, there is an increasing pressure on the land there, hence giving rise to the concept of high rise apartments with multiple amenities in its design. The Aquaria Grande project will now include this virtually new concept its 37-storeyed buildings, which will have many other such modern amenities, and a futuristic design to boast of, in all its 200 apartments.









































Monday, July 16, 2012

IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW...

 THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF TRIVIA,

 ON JULY 20, 1969,

 AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11

 LUNAR MODULE,

 NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON

 TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.



 HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON,

 "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN,

 ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND,"

 WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH

 AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.



 BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER,

 HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK -

 "GOOD LUCK, MR.  GORSKY".



 MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT

 IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK

 CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT.



 HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING,

 THERE WAS NO GORSKY

 IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN

 OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.



 OVER THE YEARS,

 MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG

 AS TO WHAT THE -

 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY'

 - STATEMENT MEANT,

 BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.


 
ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA ,

 WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH,

 A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 

26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION TO

 ARMSTRONG.


 THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED.

 MR. GORSKY HAD DIED,

 SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW

 ANSWER THE QUESTION.



 IN 1938,

 WHEN HE WAS A KID

 IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN ,

 HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL

 WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD.

 HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL,

 WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD

 BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.


 
HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.

 AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG

 ARMSTRONG HEARD

 MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY


 
"SEX!

 YOU WANT SEX?!

 YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR

 WALKS ON THE MOON !"



 TRUE STORY.


 It broke the place up.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bounce This Along

The U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter
            carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets
            to keep yellow-jackets away. Use it when I you're working
            outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

            All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

            1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.
            It also repels mice.

            2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or
            cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your
            vehicle.

            3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that
            don't get opened too often.

            4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a
            belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

            5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or
            computer) screen.

            6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling,
            wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to
            keep dust from resettling..

            7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet
            of Bounce.

            8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual
            sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

            9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

            10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle
            through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

            11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of
            Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

            12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce
            under the front seat.

            13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in
            a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean.
            The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between
            the food and the pan..

            14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce
            at the bottom of the wastebasket.

            15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of
            Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

            16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe
            the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from
            resettling.

            17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used
            sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

            18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual
            sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

            19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in
            your shoes or sneakers overnight.

            20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep
            the bees away.

            21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before
            folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

            22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love
            bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

            23. Put a sheet of Bounce in your suitcase when traveling,
            it will help keep mites or any other critters out of it.
            While you are at it, travel with several Bounce sheets and
            run them up and down your bed linen before getting into bed,
            it will cause all the critters already in your bed to run.
            Keep a sheet in your suitcase even after you have unpacked
            to protect your suitcases from bugs nesting in it.

            Quick, bounce this on within the next 5 minutes! Nothing
            will happen if you don't, but your friends will be glad to
            hear these hints!