Skip to comments.Anglican Church installs Wi-FI access
Posted on 06/05/2005 8:37:07 AM PDT by sionnsar
I guess that people cant be expected to pay attention for an hour or so. So the Reverend Keith Kimber has decided to install Wireless internet access at his Church. I wonder if he is going to have a start page for the network where members of the Church can schedule their sacraments?
Since the Church has to get with the times, and since we are way too busy to have to sit still for an hour and do nothing but adore God in his awesome glory, maybe we can have online confessions available in the Church so that you can get that last minute mortal sin off your soul before partaking in the Eucharist.
Maybe there will be a Paypal badge for the collection of your pledge?
Prayers are answered for distracted congregation
Tue May 31, 2005 09:31 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - British telecoms operator BT Group Plc has wired up a church in Wales to allow the congregation to hook onto local high-speed Internet connections when they want a break from the sermon. Britains largest fixed-line telecoms operator said on Tuesday it had installed a Wi-Fi wireless network access point, known as a hotspot, in Reverend Keith Kimbers St Johns Rectory church in the city of Cardiff.
"The church has to move with the times and I wanted to make St Johns a sanctuary for everyone, including business people with laptops and mobiles," Kimber said in a statement issued by BT. "I have no problem with people quietly sending an email or surfing the Internet in church, as long as they respect the church."
Wi-Fi a medium-range wireless network that is often rolled out in coffee shops and airport lounges allows users of laptop computers and other gadgets to access fast Internet connections without having to struggle with wires and mismatched phone plugs.
Wow, if the sermons are THAT boring, they will be gone soon --- :-)
Don't ignore the benefits of boring sermons. The idea which turned into computer and consulting giant EDS was hatched during a Presbyterian sermon. Post-it notes were the product of a service in another Presbyterian church. I don't know to what extent church services played in the formation of Wal-Mart, although Sam Walton was also a Presbyterian, and you have to wonder if his mind got to drifting during a sermon.
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