40 Days and 40 Bytes. Making Computers Work for Your by Aaron Spiegel

By Aaron Spiegel

"Today we're awash in automated Bible video games, pastoral care software program, and church administration platforms with individuals' own info and giving records," notice authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and invoice, yet "too frequently we blindly settle for and use know-how with out asking the massive questions. Questions like, is it applicable to our challenge and ministry?" forty Days and forty Bytes may help your congregation discover expertise so that you can make a decision, from a ministry and tradition point of view, what you want to do. The aim: godly service—not technological glitz. The authors are uniquely certified that can assist you take into consideration the position of know-how on your congregation. All 3 are employees individuals with the Indianapolis heart for Congregations, which introduced the cutting edge pcs and Ministry supplies Initiative in 1998 to assist congregations tackle the demanding situations they face whilst utilizing laptop expertise of their ministries. during this booklet, they proportion what they've got discovered of their paintings with 102...

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Nancy is the Center’s finance director. She’s a former church administrator who specializes in the area of computer technology. She has served as a business administrator and consultant to several Indianapolis congregations. Just before coming to the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Nancy was Director of Finance and Computer Services at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, one of the largest United Methodist churches in the Midwest. Unlike Aaron and Nancy, Brent isn’t a computer expert.

The compact disk part is evident; it’s a portable small disk. The read-only memory, however, is a little confusing. ” That means that once information was put on the disk, that was it—nothing could be changed or added. Now, with the advent of inexpensive CD technology, some of these devices give us the ability to write our own information on a disk. A CD-R, which stands for compact disk–recordable, can have information placed on it. But, like the old CDs, you can only do it once. The information can’t be removed or overwritten.

That’s because a drive with a higher speed takes less time to write your information than one with a lower speed. But speed differences for current drives are not big enough to justify spending a lot more money to gain a little speed. Another piece that likely resides in your CPU is a modem. Even with the proliferation of broadband (high-speed) Internet access, most of the world still uses dial-up connections to access the Internet. The modem is the device a computer uses to make this connection.

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