Archive for October, 2008

The Vatican looks to harness technology to spread the Word of God

Posted on October 29, 2008. Filed under: bishops, Catholicism, Christianity, Europe, faith, Holy Bible, Holy See, internet, life, mass media, news, radio, random, religion, Roman Catholic faith, Rome, technology, television, the Bible, the Divine Word, the Word of God, thoughts, Vatican, world, world wide web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In tune with the times, the Vatican has given the nod to spread the Bible in as many languages as possible using modern means of mass communication.

The Word of God on a pen drive . . .


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At a conference in the Vatican, Catholic bishops argued that the written word was not sufficient and have called for the Holy Bible to be spread using the internet, CDs, DVDs and even iPods. According to an official statement from the Vatican, “The voice of the Divine Word must resonate over the radio, on Internet channels with virtual distribution (and by) CDs, DVDs and iPods, and on television and cinema screens.”

Watch a short video about listening to the Word of God . . .

(If the video does not load, you can watch it here.)

While the Holy See has always been quick to adopt new technologies like the internet to keep pace with the changing times, it still clings on to some outdated beliefs and practices that have no place in the modern world 😐


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இது நம்ம Opera!

Posted on October 10, 2008. Filed under: தமிழ், browsers, computers, computing, glocalisation, India, internet, language computing, news, Opera, Opera 9.60, Opera 9.60 screenshots, Opera 9.60 skins, Opera 9.60 user review, Opera தமிழ், Opera in Tamil, Opera India, random, South Asia, Tamil, Tamil browser, Tamil computing, Tamil software, user interface | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My favourite web browser is now available in my favourite language! The latest version of Opera (9.60) is now available with its user interface in தமிழ்!

Here are a few screenshots: (Click on the images for a larger view.)

Opera 9.60 in தமிழ் (Tamil) with a non-standard skin . . .

To change the language: Tools—>Preferences—>Language or Ctrl+F12—>Language . . .

This is how my blog looks on the coolest browser on Earth . . .

Google India automatically appears in தமிழ்! . . .

View webpages in தமிழ்! . . .

Besides this, Opera 9.60 has some great new features. Check them out here.

Having realised the potential of the Indian market, Opera has decided to glocalise. Opera 9.60 is also available with the user interface in Telugu and Hindi. User interfaces in the other national languages of India will follow.

இது நம்ம (This is our) Opera!

Three cheers for Opera 9.60!!! 🙂

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