Numbers: May 3, 2004

55% Percentage of freshmen at the nation's 250 most selective colleges who came from the highest-earning one-fourth of households in 2000

46% Percentage of freshmen at the same colleges who came from the highest-earning quarter of households in 1985

28% Proportion of public libraries in the U.S. that offered Internet access in 1996

95% Proportion of libraries that offer Internet access today

17% Increase in library attendance in the past six years

11 million Number of taxpayers who filed their income tax returns on the Internet, up 21% from last year

34.2 million Number of returns e-filed by accountants, up 14%...

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