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"Today I am more convinced than ever that this business is in good shape. In those seven years we’ve turned three companies in education, business information and consumer publishing into world leaders. We’ve put ourselves in pole position to benefit from a fundamental change in all our lives: the premium on skills and knowledge in a brain-powered world." - Dennis Stevenson, Chairman

"What is the value of knowledge? In dark places, knowledge puts the light on. Knowledge makes economic systems work, countries prosper, people succeed. But knowledge isn’t a universally available power source.

Today, only 30% of the people in the world can read. Only one in a hundred has a college education. Those who do can earn three times what someone who hasn’t finished secondary school can. That’s why an increasing number of children in the world’s most populous countries are in school: more than 60% of children in China; 50% in India; more than 80% in Russia; and 95% in America. This worldwide yearning for knowledge will electrify our future." - Marjorie Scardino, Chief Executive, Pearson http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/commercial_publishers_elibraries/pearson/pearson.htm,

"Pearson Education, the world’s leading education company, and Safari® Books Online today announced plans to launch a comprehensive digital textbook program for college students. The program, called SafariX Textbooks Online™, will offer WebBooks as a new option to the print textbook, saving students 50% off the suggested list price of the print equivalent edition."

- "New Digital Textbook Service to Reduce Cost of Hundreds of the Leading College Textbooks by Half, Pearson Education Increases Choice and Value for U.S. College Students", April 22, 2004, http://www.pearsoned.com/safarix/index.htm
Safari® Books Online is a Pearson Education and O’Reilly Media, Inc. joint venture."

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Post Date: August 14, 2004 at 10:45 AM CDT; 1545 GMT