Browsing All posts tagged under »technology«

Umberto Eco likes Macs, dislikes Calvinists

January 19, 2011

0

Andrew Sullivan refers to a 1994 essay by Umberto Eco (“La bustina di Minerva”) from the Italian news weekly Espresso. In it, Eco presumes that the Mac is Catholic (specifically, Jesuit) because “It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach – if not the Kingdom […]

At least he got “three days” right

November 11, 2010

0

Given the paltry state of biblical literacy among the general population, I suppose one could make the argument that it is good to that Ryna Singel got the “three days” right. Look at Christ Took 3 Days, the Web 3 Months. Even so, how unappealing it is to me that a better metaphor could not […]

Jeff Bezos preaches?

August 11, 2010

0

I have been a Jeff Bezos fan almost ever since there was a celebrity named, Jeff Bezos.  My fist Amazon.com purchase must have been in 1997 (maybe 1998), although I cannot remember what I purchased. Jeff Bezos gave his Princeton baccalaureate address in May 2010 . . . from the pulpit.  I am not trying […]