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Dr. T.H. Jeong stated that "the only business in the world that will never go down is the business ofeducating our young!". Although there has been some attrition, holography education in the US still offers a wide range ofavailability, everything from University research to independent Workshops. Many ofthese concerns also have web-sites on the Internet that help to inform students ofall ages and the general public about the history ofholography, recent developments and research. The Internet seems to be both a blessing and a curse. It allows students to access a wealth of information however more and more students are drawn to the high recognition ofthe computer industry at large, availability ofjobs, pay scale and growth potential which is currently overshadowing many other areas of science, technology and art. Perhaps it is obvious to state that those programs that explore the ways the two fields, holography and computers, work together is destined to bear fruit. More and more institutions appear to be moving ciriculum in that direction. The availability ofcheap and good low-power semiconductor diode lasers (laser pointers) has helped to reignite an interest in holography among the younger set particularly among grade school, middle school and high school students and educators.