Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stupid Right Wing Tech News of the Week

Maybe you'd like a Kindle or a Nook, but you're justifiably afraid that they are tools of Satan?  Well, check this out:

"GodPad? Christian tablet makes rapturous debut
Edifi designed to 'get people closer to God'

...if you’re looking to get in God’s good graces, or you’re simply in the market for a family-friendly tablet, you may want to check out Family Christian's Edifi.

Billed as the world’s first Christian tablet, its genesis came with the inevitable intersection of technology and religion, according to Brian Honorable, a technology supervisor at Family Christian, the group that sells the tablet...
“We basically wanted to spread God’s word through a tablet.  It goes along with our mission: trying to get people closer to God … through a tablet.”

...the Christian tablet is more than just an e-reader. It also comes with movie-watching capabilities, Christian radio stations, and even a web browser with built-in “safe search,” so the tablet is safe for the whole family. “We put that on there just in case it was given as a gift to a child, so they wouldn’t have access to things they shouldn’t have access to,” said Honorable."

Man, just what the world needs.  I tried to find out what exactly is allowed by the "safe search-"  for example, is Daily Kos allowed?- but I couldn't get any information about it.  In fact, though, I did learn this:

"American bookstore chain Family Christian is taking a two-year-old Android tablet, silkscreening a new name on it, pre-loading it with a Bible app (27 translations), and — completely disregarding Moses's contribution — selling it as "the world’s first Christian tablet." The device, called the Edifi, was first introduced to the world as the Cydle Multipad M7 back in 2010"

So they just bought out a two year old device that was a loser in the tablet wars, put a bunch of "Christian" crap on it, and are now calling it a stunning new development.  What a world, huh?

By the way, writer, Moses made the first Jewish tablets, not the first Christian ones.  Check it out.


the yellow fringe said...

Serves'em right if they buy it.

Magpie said...

We’re all going to be a lot closer to God when the inertia of greed and callousness fucks up our environment.
Won’t need a tablet for that.

Green Eagle said...

Just wait until next winter, when the devastation being wreaked on the American corn crop destabilizes the economy of several African countries, whose populations depend on American corn exports.

But of course, that will have nothing to do with the American billionaires who have financed all the anti-global warming lies; no, it will just prove that black people are too dumb to run their own countries.

Magpie said...

That heat wave is wreaking havoc. Sorry to read about it.

Green Eagle said...

Magpie, don't worry. You'll get your share soon enough. There's a reason why they call it GLOBAL warming.

Magpie said...

We’ve had our share brother.

Early modelling though suggests 50+% probability we will return to drought in the coming summer.

But next time the sky is red for days and everything stinks of smoke and people hear their relatives die on the phone... I’ll just believe that Right wing blogger who said it’s all a hoax because Australia has a socialist government and there are probably no fires at all.