Did you know?

Did you know?

Did you know

  • that because of a lack of letters this month we won't
    include our letters to the editor section. Please keep writing in with
    comments and questions!
  • that Pope John Paul II is considering naming Saint
    Isidore of Seville the patron saint of Internet users and computer
    programmers, Vatican sources say. Saint Isidore was nominated two years ago
    but the Holy See has yet to make a final decision. Saint Isidore, who lived
    in the seventh century, was believed to have written the world's first
    encyclopedia, the Etymologies, which included entries on medicine,
    mathematics, history and theology.
  • that electronic companies in Japan are set to release new
    ATM machines this year that will recognise a users face up to 78cm away. The
    new machines will enable a user to withdraw cash without the use of a bank
    card, a personal identification number or even a password. According to
    developers of the iris-scan concept, the iris offers the same identification
    potential as a person's fingerprint--Pretty much absolute. Some say it's
    even more accurate than DNA.
  • that Applied Digital Solutions, the developer of Digital
    Angel Technology, has formed a strategic alliance with AT&T Wireless as
    its wireless carrier of choice for the Digital Angel Delivery System. The
    AT&T Wireless data network serves customers in more than 3,000 cities
    nationwide. "The Digital Angel system is an application you once saw only
    in science fiction movies," said Steve Livingston, Vice President of
    Enterprise Solutions, AT&T Wireless. "We're excited to help bring
    applications such as these to the public over our wireless network." Visit
    www.digitalangel.net for more info.