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Considering Egypt's tradition of educational excellence and innovation, the project is a logical step forward in embracing the technological advancements of the 21st century. Quick to recognize the advantages of ePublishing, the Egypt school system will initially focus on educating both students and parents about eBooks. Details: http://www.bookzone.com BookZone will distribute the upcoming e-Book version of "U-Publish.com," due out early in 2002. ================================================================ *** December 2001 Bulletin Delayed This bulletin was delayed due a rash of e-mail viruses that infect Microsoft Outlook, and send virus-laden files to addresses in the user's "address book." Eudora is a fine, and free, e-mail program that seems immune to most viruses that infect Outlook. You may download a copy for free from http://www.tucows.com or other free download sites. Related tip: at times when viruses are spreading, avoid file attachments of any kind. 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