Academic Honesty/Dishonesty Policy: Your success depends on a combination of the skill
and knowledge of your instructors, and your own hard work. You will reach your future
goals only if you gain new knowledge from every course you take. That knowledge becomes
yours, and can be used by you, only if it is gained through your own personal efforts.
Receiving a grade in a course, without acquiring the knowledge that goes with it,
diminishes your chances for future success. Academic Dishonesty is normally to be
dealt with as an academic action by the instructor, reflected in the student's grade
in the particular course, rather than through college disciplinary procedures. If a
student is found cheating or plagiarizing, options may be taken by the faculty member
to the extent that the faculty member considers the cheating or plagiarism to manifest
the student's lack of scholarship or to reflect on the student's lack of academic
performance in the course. -- Cerritos College Catalogue.
"Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure.
These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of
thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain
"One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You just have to decide what kind of a man you
want to grow up to be. Because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's
gonna change the world." - Jonathan Kent, Smallville
"In God we trust; all others must bring data." -- unverified author
"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." - Horace Mann, 1796-1859. U.S. educator,
the first great American advocate of public education.
"Life is nothing without trivia, but nothing in life is trivial." - Don Whitney
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -- Carl Sagan
"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977
"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs to John Sculley
Train up a child in the way he
should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6
The nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
August 7, 1991
The World Wide Web becomes publicly available on the internet for the first time.
August 12, 1981
IBM introduced the very first personal computer. The base model costs $1,561 (which would be over $7,000 in today's dollars). Intel 8088 processor running 4 Mhz. with 16kb (yes, kilobytes) of RAM. No hard drive. One 180k 5 1/4? floppy disc drive. And an optional cassette drive. An 11 1/2" green/black text only monitor.
August 19, 1871
Orville Wright's birthday
National Aviation Day
August 19, 1921
Gene Roddenberry's Birthday, "The Great Bird of the Galaxy", Creator & Writer of Star Trek.
August 24, 2011
Steve Jobs CEO of Apple announces his immediate resignation.
August 24, 1995
Windows 95 Released.
August 25, 1991
Linux is born.
August 27, 1962
United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus the following December.