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Interesting New Barna Research February 23rd, 2009

The Barna Group has just published new research on technology adoption across different generations. Here’s one of their summary observations:

“Emerging” technologies were classified by Barna research as those used by at least 20% but not more than half of computer users. These are technologies that have gone beyond fringe activities but have failed to become a weekly digital ritual of the majority.

Several spiritual elements were classified as emerging among the youngest three generations: listening to church podcasts and visiting their church website (measured for past year, not the past week). For their part, Elders have yet to move beyond limited digital access to spiritual content.

Bible Web Services Output Cleaned Up February 23rd, 2009

The original source texts I use for Bible translations include some non-standard characters that many web servers struggle with – things like curly quotes and long dashes. I’m now catching all of those that I’ve been able to identify and replacing them with standard characters. Please let me know if you see anything that I’ve missed.