She was his current waltzing widow—first choice to fill his dance card when he wasn't surfing the net, tracking down an auction or garage sale or devouring a mystery novel.
David Dean, without a remote control, had difficulty with the TV and these two old fogies were out surfing the net like a couple of Silicon Valley youngsters.
She touched the subcutaneous communications implant behind her right ear, which activated the communications net, and rolled onto her back.
"This would be the first time you remembered by net number," she said.
Her personal net buzzed, and she touched the area behind her ear again.
The net buzzed, and she tapped her implant to open her channel.
The dates were all from the past week, and she recognized two of the originating net codes as being from Mr. Tim and General Greene.
She sent him a page through his personal net and sat down again.
She accepted it and activated her channel on the net, not surprised when she heard the general's voice.
She stared for a long moment at the net code indicating that the receiver of the general's messages was located in the West Control Center.
According to the official returns,' the over-sea immigration for the forty-seven years 1857-1903 aggregated 2,872,588, while the departure of emigrants during the same period was 1,066,480, showing a net addition to the population of 1,806,108.
The total for the years 1859-1904 was 3,166,073 and the departures 1,239,064, showing a net gain of 1,927,009.
Vessels of 2 net tons and upwards are enumerated.
The land tax falls upon land not built upon in proportion to its net yearly revenue.
The net gain in the 1906 class is not far short of 5o,00o, and the proportion of the new contingent to the old is practically 5:4.
The birth rate averages 26.28 per thousand of the population and the death rate 12.28, showing a net increase of 14 per thousand by reason of the excess of births over deaths.
Taking the year 1905, the gross earnings amounted to £11,892,262; the working expenses, exclusive of interest, £ 7,443,54 6; and the net earnings £4,44 8, 7 16; the latter figure represents 3.31% upon the capital expended upon construction and equipment; in the subsequent year still better results were obtained.
The Common wealth is empowered to retain one-fourth of the net revenue from customs and excise, the balance must be handed back to the states.
The net seemed heavy.
"Well, I will give three pieces of silver for all that are in the net," answered the merchant.
In a few minutes the big net was pulled up out of the water.
You were to have all the fish that happened to be in the net and nothing else.
First, let's consider the macroeconomic impact of this change—the effect it will have on the net economic status of the planet.
But in spite of the relative economic displacement they all cause, free trade, outsourcing, and technological displacement all have a positive net effect on the economics of the planet.
If prices for an item fall, this is a net good.
The net effect is positive, but the laid-off workers will probably have a hard time appreciating it.
But if you can tolerate it, what follows will explain why free trade sometimes hurts the (net) world economy.
And say the net cost to society of having a gallon of polluted water dumped into the river—the cleanup cost, or the economic impact of the gallon of dirty water—is $10.
More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.
In the second case, the technique of reading without vocalizing allowed for faster reading and a new, visual way to process verbal information—again, a net gain.
The count moved in his affairs as in a huge net, trying not to believe that he was entangled but becoming more and more so at every step, and feeling too feeble to break the meshes or to set to work carefully and patiently to disentangle them.