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December 2000

December 4, 2000

Millennium Man pre Lucy
Scientists Find Fossils of Man’s Earliest Ancestor

By David Fox

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – French and Kenyan scientists have unearthed fossilized remains of mankind’s earliest known ancestor that predate previous discoveries by more than 1.5 million years, the team announced Monday.

They said the discovery of “Millennium Man,” as the creature has been nicknamed, could change the way scientists think about evolution and the origin of species.

More ‘Toys’ Added To Holiday Store
We listened. We added more ‘toys’ to escdirect.com, our holiday store.

You know we sell Intel products, why weren’t we selling Intel Play products? You can now buy Intel Play QX3 microscope and Me2Cam at escdirect.com.

CD ROM burning
AJ: Hey Al, whatcha doing?
Albert: (holding a match) I’m burning a CD.
AJ: That looks fun.
Albert: It takes a steady paw to hold the match and turn the CD. (sticking tongue out to side.) It … takes … patience …
AJ: Hmm… Gracie told me not to play with matches? Didn’t she warn you?
Albert: It’s okay kid. Just gotta make sure you don’t let the match burn down too low or the paw will get a little hot. No big de … OUCH. (waving paw).

Make your own CDs this Holiday season. ESC offers CD ROM Recorders (Burners) manufactured by HP and Sony. Matches sold separately.

Holiday Gift: One Unit, 4 Uses
Want one unit to use as a video phone, a snapshot camera, a movie builder, and a quick video email exchanger? It’s here, waiting for you. Al has one and loves it. It took great pictures of his family reunion on Thanksgiving Day, and will again during the holidays.


December 2, 2000

Useful Gift Ideas
Looking for gift ideas that are useful and appreciated? Memory prices are at an all-time low. Micron memory is available for laptops to servers. Upgrade with the memory computer manufacturers use. Visit www.escstore.com and click on memory in the drop down list under Shop for Essential Components. Then click on the Crucial banner for great prices, including free shipping.
How about a new, faster DVD for your computer? Watch a movie or load that new software easily. Check out the Acer 16X DVD ESC offers.
While at www.escstore.com, visit our Holiday Store at www.escdirect.com for more specials and great ideas.


December 1, 2000

Holiday Store Specials
It’s a holly, jolly Holiday, a time to smile and laugh.
Al: A.J. Is that you singing?
A.J.: You bet. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Gracie: Where did you find that digital camera, Al?
Al: Shhhhhhh. At our holiday store. I want to surprise the pup with his picture on my screensaver.
A.J. So there’s no place like home for the holidays, unless I have pictures to launch from my HDD. It’s a holly, jolly, Holiday….(as he pirouets away).
Al: I think he heard us talking.

Supreme Court: FL Election Oral Arguments
Al: It’s about time. Get this election over.
Gracie: Now, Al, stop grumping. Did you listen to the court proceedings this morning?
Al: Didn’t have to. I know how it will come out. Courts leave me no bones.
A.J.: I heard part of it. The judges interrupted the lawyers. Heh, someone took my Rook cards while I listened. I’ll sue, I’ll sue, I’ll
Gracie: Come on, boys. Let’s focus for a moment. What’s more important, your bones and Rook cards, or listening to 9 judges figure out how to solve a difference of opinion?
Al: Spoil sport.
A.J.: Neither. Come play with me.
Gracie: Quiet. I’m still trying to listening while I’m working.

Salute to Darrell Waltrip
We salute Darrell Waltrip, NASCAR superstar, Franklin, TN, former neighbor, and one smart challenger of the good ol’ boys who recently retired from competitive driving. His insight, skill, and valuing of each person’s word as their bond changed stock car racing in the 1970s. We remember his Late Modified Chevelle in the wooden one car garage in Franklin between races at the Fairgrounds in Nashville. You came a long way from that garage. Keep up the good work. See you down the road and on the web.

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