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Issue Number Eight
November, 2000
Phonex Communications, Inc.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!
  2. In case you were wondering
  3. Funny you should say that....
  4. Cool Links
  5. Computer tip of the month
  6. Joke of the day

Happy Thanksgiving

What a beautiful time of the year. If you can help it, go to someone else's house for Thanksgiving. I had the family Thanksgiving at my house a few years back. Big mistake.

I've never worked so hard in my life. Not that digging a foxhole in the desert sand was pleasant, but my family can eat! I think my family is solely responsible for raising the Gross National Product for the country around this time of year.

In case you were wondering

From the company formerly known as Lucent....

"As a new, made-up word, the name Avaya - pronounced "uhv-EYE-uh"-- has a certain flair to it that says we're new and different. It sets us apart and captures what we're doing as a company - becoming independent, focusing on our customers, and moving forward to define ourselves."

Funny you should say that....

(Interesting quotes about telephones)

"As well informed people know, it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires. Even if it were, it would be of no practical value"
Boston Post, 1865

And one from our British cousins...

"The Americans may have need of the telephone - but we do not.
We have plenty of messenger boys."
Engineer-in-chief, British Post Office, date unknown

Cool Links

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Computer tip of the month

A lot of folks know about this one, but it bears repeating. A simple function can help you find the word or words you're looking for on long web pages.

Simply press Ctrl-f, type in the word(s) you're looking for, and your computer will search the page and highlight that word for you. Saves a lot of time when you're searching web pages for specific info!

Joke of the day

The young couple invited their parson for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having.

"Goat," the little boy replied.

"GOAT?" replied the startled minister, "Are you sure about that?"

"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Dad say to Mom, 'We might as well have the old goat for dinner today as any other day.'"

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