Today, Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect for Microsoft and Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel have a great editorial in today's Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114765271807852552.html?mod=todays_us_opinion for a fee) that makes an astonishing commentary from two people who are betting their business on the future of our personal computers.
The great assertion in this, "Early next year, the number of computers in use around the world that are connected to the World Wide Web will pass the one billion mark. More than 250 million PCs will ship this year alone. Last year, laptops based on Intel Centrino mobile processors and Microsoft Windows XP outsold the highly popular iPod. Not only is the PC alive and well, but it continues to expand its global reach, delivering new capabilities, more choices and new opportunities to more and more people every single day, in every part of the world."
Did you read that? 1 Billion connected people! If my family is typical, one computer is used by more than one person! What are we as children's ministers doing to connect our kids? Connect our parents? Connect our Volunteers? Connect those who are searching for hope and truth and peace?