A friend of mine recently picked up my cell phone and said, “Stop and think about it: Your phone is only as valuable as the network to which it’s connected.”   That’s true – we have a phone to call other people or to make it easier for others to connect with us.   Result: The wider the connectivity and the better the connection, the greater the phone’s value.

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A friend of mine recently picked up my cell phone and said, “Stop and think about it: Your phone is only as valuable as the network to which it’s connected.”   That’s true – we have a phone to call other people or to make it easier for others to connect with us.   Result: The wider the connectivity and the better the connection, the greater the phone’s value.

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Unhappy New Year

January 6th, 2005

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If you read the papers, you know the front pages have been singularly focused on reporting the catastrophic Asian tsunami and its aftermath.  Experts are now saying we’ll be looking at over a quarter-million deaths when the rubble is cleared — maybe more.  As natural disasters go, this easily surpasses the 1883 volcanic explosion of Krakatau; which killed at least 38,000 and the 1990 earthquake in Iran that killed more than 50,000 people.  It’s an Unhappy New Year for millions around the world — and a distinct opportunity for people of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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