• Through The Looking Glass

     

    My mother used to take me along when she visited an old ladydown a cobbled lane who had a crystal ball on her dining roomtable and a pack of playing cards. My mother was superstitiousand really believed a lot of what she was told by the old lady. She wanted to know what the future held not only for herselfbut for me, her only little boy. I was about five or six yearsold at the time, and used to gaze at the reflected images uponthe crystal ball of the sunlit window behind me and the lacecurtains, although the old lady would place her hands at eitherside of the crystal ball and say that she could see the futureand told of what she saw, I could only see the reflection ofthat window with the lace curtains. The old lady was either agenuine medium or was just guessing what my mother wanted tohear to keep her coming back for more of the same, and makeherself a small income to supplement her pension.

    We all of us are seekers of knowledge to enhance our lives andmost of us would admit we are a little superstitious but maynot believe that anyone could foretell the future. If we really needed to know the future as regards our business, in particular, we would look at 'trends', and facts and figures on charts andgraphs, so we may be able to predict where our business is going, we none of us would trust in an old lady with a crystalball. If we wanted to be successful in business we would armourselves with sufficient knowledge to make it happen, and whereelse to look for knowledge but on the internet where all mannerof business books are online, written by experienced businesspeople who have 'been there-done that'.

    The internet is the first place people now go to find something out, whether it be for personal use or for business use, forthere is a mind-boggling explosion of knowledge on the internet, most of which we are never going to read, simply because wewould need to live to 900 years old to be able to find the timeand that's supposing no more knowledge gets added in themeantime. In that 900 years, inevitably, a lot of the informationwill go out of date, so we need to live another 900 years tocatch up on the 'updates'. This could go on forever, for there would always be more knowledge coming along we need to keep trackof.

    Yes, the internet is a wonderful depository of knowledge, the knackof using it to full advantage is to keep trawling and discoveringnew web sites and then having found some we like, for fresh new content, regular updates, etc., bookmark them in your browser, so you can find them again.

    None of us are going to live to 900 years, so we need to maximize our time on the internet, for there are approximately three billionweb pages indexed by Google, and more are being added every minuteof every day, even while you have been reading this.


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    The author Tony Dean runs a web site where he has free ebooks
    for instant download as well as sells ebooks and software.
    "The Best Ebook and Software Site On The Net!"

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