Protect IP/SOPA, iBooks Author, And The Future Of The World!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt heard about the bills (Protect IP/SOPA) that congress is trying to pass that will potentially change the landscape of the internet forever. Some of the internet’s biggest names (Wikipedia, Word-Press, You Tube, Google, and others) launched an affective counter attack, by going dark, (shutting down their site) or by posting messages on their home pages, in order to raise awareness and force congress to stop these bills—before they become laws.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
At almost the same time Apple launched iBooks Author, an application that lets anyone publish an electronic book, to iBooks, for free. Yes, for free.

Why am I bringing all this up? Well, I am wondering if we are living in a special moment in history? Will our grandchildren talk about this era, where the internet is maturing, as one of the biggest game changers, in the human experience, since the printing press? How old is the internet in human years? is it a toddler? adolescent? 20′s 30′s 40′s? Is it all hype? And, my last question, with all this change moving AMAZINGLY fast, do we have a responsibility as people of faith? What is that responsibility? Do you see the internet as a way to fill the great commission or the great commandment? How will it change the Church?

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  • Kimberly Jefferson

    Hi Barry!

    As I have stated before I work in tech support for Apple, I haven’t had chance to really check all the new changes the iBookstore offers but this one really excited as I have wanted to put a book together and have it in the iBookstore. Thanks so much for this information.

  • Barry Hill

    Your job sounds really cool! Yeah, I am thinking about how I can incorporate the new Author App into my ministry!