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.