This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
John Gartner at MIT's Technology Review, commenting on Sony's use of marketing spyware, embedded in their latest music CDs, gives us an important perspective on end-user culture and its vulnerability to abuse by established consumer companies. Entitled "The Impact of Emerging Technologies: The Root of the Problem," the article is a bit technical in places, but it covers an area every consumer of electronic goods should be aware of.
In a very interesting interview on Godspy.com, Barbara Nicolosi comments on Catholic investment in film making.
We have to invest in the long haul, in building up a new generation of artists by mentoring, training, and supporting them, not in taking up a small collection and then squandering it in ill-considered efforts. Honestly, it's the artistic equivalent of selling your house, going to Vegas and putting it all on the red.
According to an article in the BBC, "US bound by torture treaty - Rice," Secretary Rice says the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) "extends to US personnel wherever they are, whether they are in the US or outside the US." Just one question, Maam, does it also extend to our surrogates?
Even you bloggers might want to check out Firefox, if you haven't already. It's a project of Mozilla, a non-profit group that inherited the code from Netscape 4, and decided it had to be rewritten from scratch. Their code base, which came to be known as Gecko, was incorporated in Netscape 7 and 8. In a significant rewrite of the software scaffolding that resulted in a very lean browser, Firefox (originally called Firebird) was born. Here is the review at PC Mag: "Firefox 1.5 review by PC Magazine."
George Musser, a staff editor for Scientific American, appears to be fed up with us moral purists. A recent article on the SciAm blog, "Musings on World AIDS Day," details his Deming-like alternative program for combatting the spread of HIV. He would like to stratify human populations into groups to which he would apply different strategies. In one group, he would emphasize abstinence, in another condoms, etc.