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September, 2018 is… Read A New Book Month

September 1

Read A New Book Month

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

When you open the pages of a new book, you find yourself swept up in a new world of characters and stories, or maybe just information. The best books, even instructionals, guide you through a storyscape that builds up and shares the vision of the author. Read A New Book Month is your opportunity to pick up that novel you’ve been meaning to finish, that DIY manual you bought to finish that project, or even a technical manual to help you understand a new piece of machinery.

History of Read A New Book Month
Books have stood as a testament to the spread of knowledge, the sharing of tales, and the expansion of the mind by recording and passing on these ideas down through a written medium. By writing down and replicating the thoughts, ideas, and imaginations of authors to fans, students, and philosophers everywhere we create the ability to share and expand our own thoughts by reading them. The first written word appeared in 3400BC, and the first story was The Epic of Gilgamesh, a tale of the eponymous ruler of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk between 2700-2500BC, told in a mythological style.



While this first tale was written on clay tablets, it none-the-less is a book. The definition of what constitutes a book has certainly changed over the years, covering everything from bark pages held together in a variety of styles, rolled pages of papyrus, and books more like those we’re familiar with today. Read A Book Month encourages you to take in as many books as you can in your life, living many lives, learning new things, and opening your mind to new forms of philosophy.

How To Celebrate Read A New Book Month
Celebrating Read A New Book Month encourages you to do just what’s in the name! Read a new book! We find that a little unambitious though, instead you should try to read a new book every week, and maybe trade books with friends and family throughout the month! Make reading a habit throughout the year by establishing a book club with those same people, and getting together to read and discuss a different book each month! Don’t let Read A New Book Month go by without discovering a new author!

One of the most tragic day in modern history

August 31

Tomorrow September 1 1939, is one of the most tragic day in modern history Germans invade Poland

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II.To Hitler, the conquest of Poland would bring Lebensraum, or “living space,” for the German people. According to his plan, the “racially superior” Germans would colonize the territory and the native Slavs would be enslaved. German expansion had begun in 1938 with the annexation of Austria and then continued with the occupation of the Sudetenland and then all of Czechoslovakia in 1939. Both had been accomplished without igniting hostilities with the major powers, and Hitler hoped that his invasion of Poland would likewise be tolerated.

To neutralize the possibility that the USSR would come to Poland’s aid, Germany signed a nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union on August 23, 1939. In a secret clause of the agreement, the ideological enemies agreed to divide Poland between them. Hitler gave orders for the Poland invasion to begin on August 26, but on August 25 he delayed the attack when he learned that Britain had signed a new treaty with Poland, promising military support should it be attacked. To forestall a British intervention, Hitler turned to propaganda and misinformation, alleging persecution of German-speakers in eastern Poland. Fearing imminent attack, Poland began to call up its troops, but Britain and France persuaded Poland to postpone general mobilization until August 31 in a last ditch effort to dissuade Germany from war.

Shortly after noon on August 31, Hitler ordered hostilities against Poland to begin at 4:45 a.m. the next morning. At 8 p.m. on August 31, Nazi S.S. troops wearing Polish uniforms staged a phony invasion of Germany, damaging several minor installations on the German side of the border. They also left behind a handful of dead concentration camp prisoners in Polish uniforms to serve as further evidence of the supposed Polish invasion, which Nazi propagandists publicized as an unforgivable act of aggression.

At 4:45 a.m. on September 1, the invasion began. Nazi diplomats and propagandists scrambled to head off hostilities with the Western powers, but on September 2 Britain and France demanded that Germany withdraw by September 3 or face war. At 11 p.m. on September 3, the British ultimatum expired, and 15 minutes later British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went on national radio to solemnly announce that Britain was at war with Germany. Australia, New Zealand, and India followed suit shortly thereafter. At 5:00 p.m., France declared war on Germany.

In Poland, German forces advanced at a dizzying rate. Employing a military strategy known as the blitzkrieg, or “lightning war,” armored divisions smashed through enemy lines and isolated segments of the enemy, which were encircled and captured by motorized German infantry while the panzer tanks rushed forward to repeat the pattern. Meanwhile, the sophisticated German air force–the Luftwaffe–destroyed Polish air capability, provided air support for the blitzkrieg, and indiscriminately bombed Polish cities in an effort to further terrorize the enemy.

The Polish army was able to mobilize one million men but was hopelessly outmatched in every respect. Rather than take a strong defensive position, troops were rushed to the front to confront the Germans and were systematically captured or annihilated. In a famously ill-fated strategy, Polish commanders even sent horsed cavalry into battle against the heavy German armor. By September 8, German forces had reached the outskirts of Warsaw, having advanced 140 miles in the first week of the invasion.

The Polish armed forces hoped to hold out long enough so that an offensive could be mounted against Germany in the west, but on September 17 Soviet forces invaded from the east and all hope was lost. The next day, Poland’s government and military leaders fled the country. On September 28, the Warsaw garrison finally surrendered to a relentless German siege. That day, Germany and the USSR concluded an agreement outlining their zones of occupation. For the fourth time in its history, Poland was partitioned by its more powerful neighbors.

Despite their declaration of war against Germany, Britain and France did little militarily to aid Poland. Britain bombed German warships on September 4, but Chamberlain resisted bombing Germany itself. Though Germans kept only 23 divisions in the west during their campaign in Poland, France did not launch a full-scale attack even though it had mobilized over four times that number. There were modest assaults by France on its border with Germany but these actions ceased with the defeat of Poland. During the subsequent seven months, some observers accused Britain and France of waging a “phony war,” because, with the exception of a few dramatic British-German clashes at sea, no major military action was taken. However, hostilities escalated exponentially in 1940 with Germany’s April invasion of Norway and May invasion of the Low Countries and France.

In June 1941, Hitler attacked the USSR, breaking his nonaggression with the Soviet Union, and Germany seized all of Poland. During the German occupation, nearly three million Polish Jews were killed in the Nazi death camps. The Nazis also severely persecuted the Slavic majority, deporting and executing Poles in an attempt to destroy the intelligentsia and Polish culture. A large Polish resistance movement effectively fought against the occupation with the assistance of the Polish government-in-exile. Many exiled Poles also fought for the Allied cause. The Soviets completed the liberation of Poland in 1945 and established a communist government in the nation.

Hi, my name is Carla D. I found my Dream Job!!! PART III

August 29

PART III:  On our first day of class, the first of nine Saturdays and eight Sundays, we were all excited to see where this journey would take us. As we received our textbooks, our professor Rene told as us about the many avenues this career could lead us to! A Central Sterile Processing Technician position (CST) is not only a hospital position but a CST can find themselves in a working in a neighborhood, hospital affiliated, surgical or medical center, or a dentist’s office or plastic surgeon’s office.

Rene also explained that there are several facilities that process sterile equipment for shipment to each of these facilities because some don’t have sterile centers “in-house”. I instantly realized that this wasn’t just an educational opportunity that would simply lead me to one type of job in a hospital but that several other opportunities existed. Depending on where I applied and how many resumes I sent out, I could possibly quadruple my chances of getting a job interview and job offers in my field. Rene also took the time to tell us about his own experiences in the profession as CST.


When Rene started in this profession in his native country, working as a CST, he explained that his facility was often short staffed and that nurses and doctors asked him to assist them in procedures and other job-related duties. He learned so much on the job. He received so many alternate opportunities, that eventually he obtained other certifications and positions beyond what he already loved doing as a CST. Rene became certified as a Radiology Tech, an Anesthesia Tech and a Surgical Tech, which he does today in addition to teaching. He told us this would be possible for us to give the right position. He added that there was always an opportunity for advancement in CST positions too. In the first 15 minutes of my class at Multyprep, I knew there would be several choices available to me and many lucrative options. However, I had to first dedicate myself to the classes, complete the coursework and most importantly, pass the certification test. Until now, I was only finding low paying jobs that were not professional nor stimulating. Most of the time, I wouldn’t even hear back from employers after I submitted my application and resume. With so many options as a Certified CST, I knew things were about to change.



 

Pinot Noir Day weekend

August 18

”The most romantic of wines, with so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, and so powerful a punch that, like falling in love, they make the blood run hot and the soul wax embarrassingly poetic”
-Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon

Pinot is a fantastic wine, but a temperamental grape. With its rich color and complex flavors, it is largely considered one of the most hedonistic wines ever made. Elegant and berry-lie, its velvet flavor is the perfect addition to any affair. Pinot Noir Day celebrates this wine and the regions of the world in which it’s cultivated.

History of Pinot Noir Day
Every wine deserves to have a day dedicated to its consumption, and none more so than Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is so named due to the dark color of the grapes, and the pine-cone shaped clusters they grow in on the vine. Showing a strong preference for cooler climates, the grape of the same name is grown primarily in Burgundy, France, though Willamette Valley, Oregon in the USA and Walker Bay region of South Africa both produce notably large crops. Of course, cultivating Pinot Noir is not a task for the faint of heart, for these grapes are difficult to cultivate and tricky to turn into wine.

Perhaps that’s appropriate for a wine that is both rich and complex. The skin of the grapes are thin and don’t offer the protection of thicker skinned grapes, and can be finicky during the aging process, frequently being uneven and unpredictable. The tight clusters require careful management lest rot set in, and this often involves careful management of the canopy.

For those who are willing to brave it and cultivate the skill, the wine that is produced is beyond measure. Pinot Noir Day celebrates all that is required to produce this wine and the delicious bounty that unfolds.

How to Celebrate Pinot Noir Day
Head down to your local store and procure yourself a bottle of this delicious wine. Pinot Noir comes in many varieties that each carries the personality and taste of the regions they come from. Get together with your friends and each brings a bottle of your favorite Pinot Noir and then collect other bottles of vintages of Pinot Noir with which you are less familiar. Pinot Noir Day is a great opportunity to broaden your palette and indulge in your favorite variety of this dark wine. Enjoy it and share generously!



 

Today (12th August 2018) is… WORLD ELEPHANT DAY 

August 12

Today (12th August 2018) is…
WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

They’re intelligent. They’re family-oriented. They have great memories. They are capable of feeling a wide range of deep emotions, from intense grief to joy bordering on elation, as well as empathy and stunning self-awareness. They create complex, supportive societies much like our own. Taking into consideration all of that and much, much more, what’s not to love about elephants? Still, countless elephants are brutally killed every year for their ivory by greedy poachers who then leave their carcasses to rot in the sun.
How to Celebrate World Elephant Day
The best way to celebrate this day is to take the opportunity to educate yourself about these magnificent mammals and share your knowledge with others. As ever, simply spreading the word about the dangers these magnificent mammals face via social media can actually make a real change.
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Choose the right profession and school, and it will be possible to get an excellent, high-paying job in the hospital just in 10 to 14 weeks.
By the way, LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION – SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Read about this proffecion on our blog:
http://blog.multyprep.com/2018/03/24/sterile-processing/
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Congratulation! Today, August 9th 2018 – A MELON DAY

August 9
Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Galia Melons, just to name a few. These are the fruits we celebrate on Melon Day, a day dedicated to all forms of muskmelon, and one in particular. If you’re a lover of fresh crisp melon on a hot day, then you already know why it deserves a day of its own. But let us tell you of the Turkmenbashi melon, a melon of pride in Turkmenistan.
 
History of Melon Day
Turkmenistan? Where is Turkmenistan we hear you ask, and what does it have to do with melons? Read more on our blog:
 
Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country on the shores of the Caspian Sea and has spent the majority of its lifespan as the crossroads of civilization. In its time it has served as an important trade stop between the West and the East, and its city of Merv was of great import on the silk road.
In 1994 an auspicious event happened in Turkmenistan, the establishment of Melon Day by its first president, Saparmurat Niyazov. The Turkmenbashi melon was named for his preferred name “Turkmenbashi”, which meant “Leader of the Turkmens.” In a speech praising the fertility of the Turkmenistan soil and the farmers who worked it, he raised the Turkmen melon as being a fruit so delicious it was a taste of paradise. Melon Day is your opportunity to share in a taste of paradise and to celebrate this countries unique history, and the fruit that is its pride and joy.
How to Celebrate Melon Day
The best way to celebrate Melon Day is with a delicious blend of melons cut up in a salad, at least as a starter! You can also create a blend of melon and yogurt to enjoy the two creamy mixture together. Want to try something unusual? Try a honeydew blueberry soup, which may sound complicated but is truly a simple affair. You take a single honeydew melon and a cup of blueberries and mix then together in a blender till smooth (Do remove the honeydew from its rind first) and allow it to chill in the refrigerator. Then you simply have to take a bowlful and crumble an oatmeal cookie over it! Delicious!


Hi, my name is Carla D. I found my Dream Job!!! PART 2.

August 7

PART II:   Read a first part here>>

I registered for my 9-week class at Multyprep, Inc. a month ahead of time.  For the next 4 weeks, in anticipation, I decided to explore employment opportunities near my home under, the title “Certified Central
Sterile Technician (CRCST).” I wanted to know what this field had to offer and I discovered that this position not only goes by several different “titles” such as, “Sterile Processing Technician” but second, I learned that a CST Certificate is good in ALL 50 states, Canada and Mexico!


But most importantly, there are literally dozens of jobs within a 20-mile radius of where I live. Instantly, this told me I was on the right path for job opportunities and gainful employment.
The amount of CST jobs was crazy! This made me even more excited and assured me that I’m on a rewarding career path.
Out of curiosity, I continued to search for jobs online right up until the first day of class, using various search titles and Internet career portals.


There were ALWAYS jobs in each of the 5 Boroughs, Long Island, New Jersey and
Connecticut!  My research always indicated that the career outlook was excellent!


Apparently, factors like our aging population, increased access to health insurance and the greater demand for healthcare services, to
name a few, are responsible for a surplus in positions.

CST job opportunities are expected to increase by 10.9 % through 2026.



Further, obtaining a CST Certification NOW separates you from most people already employed in the field. Since 2015, certification has only been required in four U.S. States: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Tennessee! Therefore, most currently employed CSTs are NOT certified so, when a new candidate applies for a job locally or ANY of U.S. States, having a certification puts you on a distinct level and gives you an employability edge. Even healthcare workers beyond the Tri-State, who are presently working in the CST Field but not required to hold a certificate, are scrambling to get a certificate for a future job opportunity and job security.

On my first Saturday Morning in the classroom at Multyprep, Inc., I was enthusiastic and ready to dive into the coursework.
Classes at Multyprep, Inc. are not only affordable but consist of 2 valuable elements which put it above other area programs. It is condensed into 9 manageable weekends and not spread out over more weeks on weekdays and it is “Hands On” instruction!!! Multyprep, Inc. has a highly trained, Certified Instructor who actually works in the CST field now and leads students thru textbook guided instruction and activities over the 9 weeks. This method offers students of all language and levels the time to learn and ask questions and understand and enjoy every aspect of their future careers.



I was relieved. To me, this should NOT be a “Distance Learning” education when the profession itself is so tactile and physical in nature! I also did not want my instruction to go beyond two months when there were so many available jobs offering good salaries and benefits right away. With our class of 10 students in place, Gelya introduced us to our Instructor, Rene and issued us our textbooks. Every one of my fellow students had done prior research too, on their future careers and were ready to get started! Each one of use was unique though. We came from different countries, cultures, educational levels, professional backgrounds and ranged in age from 19 to 53 years old. However, we all had one thing in common – After only 9 weeks and with all of our knowledge and class instruction “under our belts,” we would ALL become “Healthcare Professionals,” and ready to pass our IAHCSMM Certification Exam. With a Multyprep, Inc. Course Certificate, a Provisional Certification and an in-depth understanding of what it means to be a CST, we would ALL be employable and ready for a job in any of the 50 U.S. States, Canada, and Mexico!

August, 2018 is… Peach Month

August 5

Fun Facts About Peaches

  1. “The Peach State” is Georgia’s nickname.
  2. Peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C.
  3. You can buy two main varieties of peaches: clingstone and freestone. It is harder to remove the flesh from the pit on a clingstone peach.
  4. The flesh of a peach should have a slight give, but use your whole hand vs. fingertips to check.
  5. A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber.
  6. “The World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” is made every year in Georgia. The cobbler measures 11 feet by 5 feet.
  7. August is National Peach Month
  8. Peaches are at their peak from June to the end of August.


How Peaches Are Harvested and Other Peach Fun Facts

Peach harvest in the South typically begins around the middle of May and goes through the end of August. Here’s how Georgia peaches go from tree in the orchard to your kitchen for pie, cobbler or ice cream:

  1. Peaches are picked by hand from the trees.
  2. The peaches are immediately rinsed in cold water to stop any further ripening. They are run through hydro-cooler, essentially an ice-water bath that lowers the temperature of the peach to delay the ripening process so the fruit won’t be overripe when it reaches the consumer.
  3. The next day, they are cleaned, defuzzed and sent through graders that remove leaves and cull the least desirable fruit. The remaining peaches are sorted by an electric sizer.
  4. Finally, they are packed and shipped in refrigerated trucks to arrive in retail stores often within three days of picking.

And that’s where you can find them fresh this time of year! Here are a few more peach fun facts, including health benefits and how they grow:

  • The life of a peach tree is about 15 years, and peaches don’t bear fruit during the first two years The trees produce some fruit the third year but bear the most peaches in years 4 to 15.
  • Georgia grows 130 million pounds of peaches each year, but California and South Carolina produce even more.
  • The United States grows 978,260 tons of peaches each year. That’s 1.9 billion pounds!
  • Peaches get their flavor from their variety, not their color.
  • Freestone is the most common peach variety (where the pit is easily removed), but other varieties include semi-freestone, white, clingstone and donut.
  • Peaches are packed with several major nutrients, including vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C and potassium.
  • One medium-sized peach contains just 38 calories.
  • Peaches are an excellent source of fiber, good for blood sugar and naturally fat-free.

If you’re planning on picking, here are some tips to determine if a peach is ripe:

When it is attached to the tree … Peaches are best picked when the fruit separates easily from the twigs. If it is hard to pull off the tree, it isn’t ripe. Peaches will not ripen further once removed from the tree.
Consider its color … Green is definitely unripe, but you can’t use red color as an indicator of how ripe a peach is. Different peach varieties have differing amounts of red blush in their natural coloring. Pick them when the ground color changes from green to yellow, orange, red (or a combination). The skin of yellow-fleshed varieties ripens to an orange tint, while the skin of white-fleshed varieties changes from greenish- to yellow-white.
Feel how soft it is … Unless you like your peaches very firm, pick your peaches with just a little give when gently pressed. Peaches at this stage are great for eating, freezing, and baking.
Smell the fruit … It should smell sweet.

10 Refreshing Facts About Watermelon

August 3
10 Refreshing Facts About Watermelon
August 3 is National Watermelon Day, and throughout summer, the backyard mainstay is added to drinks and served as dessert at barbecues across the country. Here are some tasty facts about this colorful, summertime treat.

1. WATERMELONS ARE BOTH A FRUIT AND A VEGETABLE.

Thanks to their sweet taste, watermelons are most commonly considered a fruit. And they do grow like fruit, originating from flowers that have been pollinated by bees, and, from a botanical perspective, they’re fruits because they contain seeds. But many gardeners think of them as vegetables, since they grow them in their gardens alongside other summer veggies like peas and corn. Not to mention, watermelon is classified as part of a botanical family of gourds that includes other culinary vegetables like cucumber, squash, and pumpkin.

2. YOU CAN EAT THE ENTIRE FRUIT.

While we tend to focus on the melon’s succulent flesh, watermelon rinds are also edible—as well as full of nutrients with surprising health benefits. In China, the rinds are often stir-fried or stewed, while in the South, cooks like to pickle them. And, across the Middle East and China, the seeds are dried and roasted (similar to pumpkin seeds) to make for a light, easy snack.

3. THEY’RE CALLED WATERMELONS FOR A REASON.

They’re 92 percent water, making them a perfect refresher for those hot summer months.

4. THEY COME IN 1200 DIFFERENT VARIETIES.

To make classification a little easier, however, watermelons tend to be grouped into four main categories: seeded (or picnic), seedless, icebox (also known as mini, or personal size) and yellow/orange. One of the most popular varieties is the Crimson Sweet, a seeded melon with deep red, sweet flesh. Some of the more unusual varieties include the Golden Midget, whose rind turns yellow when it’s ripe, and the Cream of Saskatchewan, whose flesh is cream-colored.

5. THE SEEDLESS ONES ARE NOT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED.

Contrary to what you might have heard, seedless watermelons are the result of hybridization, a perfectly natural phenomenon that farmers can nevertheless capitalize on. A couple of decades ago, seedless watermelons were hard to find, but today they make up around 85 percent of those sold in the U.S. And those white “seeds” that you still find in your seedless slices? They’re actually empty seed coats and are perfectly safe to eat.

6. WATERMELONS CAN GROW TO BE REALLY, REALLY BIG.

The heaviest watermelon to date was grown by Guinness World Record holder Chris Kent, of Sevierville, Tennessee, in 2013. A Carolina Cross, it weighed in at 350.5 pounds. To give you some perspective, that’s the equivalent of an NFL lineman.

7. WATERMELONS CAN HELP PREVENT CANCER.

Watermelons are a great source of lycopene, an antioxidant that’s been shown to reduce the risk of several types of cancers, including prostate, lung, and stomach.

8. FARMERS IN JAPAN HAVE PERFECTED THE ART OF GROWING THEM IN ODD SHAPES.

In Japan, farmers have been growing cube-shaped watermelons for the past 40 years, forcing them into their square shape by cultivating them in box-like braces. When the watermelon fills the cube and gets picked, it’s generally not ripe yet, meaning the inedible melons are sold—for prices upwards of $100—as novelty items and gifts. (The original idea was for them to better fit into standard refrigerators.) More recently, farmers have grown watermelon in the shape of hearts—these particular melons taste as sweet as they look—as well as pyramids and human faces.

9. ONE SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY KEPT AN HEIRLOOM VARIETY ALIVE FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS.

The unusually sweet Bradford—created by Nathaniel Napoleon Bradford in Sumter County, South Carolina, in the 1840s—was one of the most sought-after varieties of watermelon the South has ever seen. But its soft skin made it hard to transport, and by the early 1920s it had proved to be commercially unviable. It would have disappeared completely had the Bradford family not kept it alive in their backyard gardens for multiple generations. It’s now being grown commercially again by Nat Bradford, Nathaniel’s great-great-great grandson.

10. THEY’RE THE OFFICIAL STATE VEGETABLE OF OKLAHOMA.

In 2007, the Oklahoma State Senate honored its then-14th biggest crop by voting 44–2 to make it the state vegetable. (Why not fruit? That distinction was already given to the strawberry.) Its celebrated status was threatened in 2015, however, when State Senator Nathan Dahm moved to repeal the bill based on the argument that watermelon is a fruit. Thankfully for Oklahoma’s Rush Springs, home to an annual watermelon festival and the original bill’s sponsor, then-State Representative Joe Dorman, Dahm’s bill died in committee.

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Let’s go to online! Today (1st August, 2018) is… World Wide Web Day

August 1

World Wide Web Day is a global celebration dedicated to web browsing, the online activity that brings the world at your fingertips and a wealth of knowledge at your feet.

The World Wide Web was conceived by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as a way for him to communicate with co-workers via hyperlinks. A quarter of a century later, WWW has become the main means of interaction, transaction and communication among humans, opening the door of opportunity for people in ways that would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

We celebrate World Wide Web Day by getting online, taking hasty selfies to post on social platforms, arguing with trolls on blogs, taking notes from podcasts, holding VoIP conferences to discuss the weather, backing up our data to servers across the world, syncing photos for the whole family to see, booking our doctor’s appointments online and generally expressing our opinions in discussions which are oftentimes much ado about nothing.

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