Posts Tagged ‘computers’

SVDP helps kids by bringing new life to old computers

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A group of young Kiwi men associated with the Society of St Vincent de Paul are helping bring underprivileged kids into the digital age. A project has been started by several men, some of whom are former Young Vinnies, to help give south Auckland children access to computers who otherwise wouldn’t have this. The men are Read more

Study: Religious decline linked to Internet rise

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Back in 1990, about 8 percent of the U.S. population had no religious preference. By 2010, this percentage had more than doubled to 18 percent. That’s a difference of about 25 million people, all of whom have somehow lost their religion. That raises an obvious question: how come? Why are Americans losing their faith? Today, Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Dead Sea scrolls will now be accessible for public viewing, and you don’t even need to leave your home to see them. Orchestrated under the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) with support from Google, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free, online archive comprised of thousands of high resolution fragments. History, now, is Read more

Chanel College gets help to go online

Friday, February 14th, 2014

John Ryan and his wife who are former volunteer teachers at Chanel College in Samoa have set up a project to provide computers for the College. The project has been given a big boost by a donation, from travel firm House of Travel Holdings, of 85 computer, monitors and servers and a week of IT Read more

Clues suggest that computers may dehumanise children

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The reason that mankind is so successful is that our brains have evolved to adapt to our environment. So it follows that if you use a computer for many hours a day and develop an obsessional cyber-life, then the brain will obligingly adapt, too. I have heard a sad story about a little girl who Read more