Ireland’s economy is going to hell in a handcart as you all know. Our one chance is to rekindle the spirit of the nineties and become an innovative, entrepreneurial, technology-driven powerhouse. We really were all of those things. Seems so long ago.
It’s with great joy therefore that I learned of the following initiative. As a former technology entrepreneur and mentor to a range of technology companies, I can tell a winner when I see one.
The ingenious scheme from Bock the Robber is to… well, I’ll hand you over to the innovator himself.
"Pray Per Click.
The concept is very simple. I’ve set up twin Pray supercomputers in Antarctica, each having three christabytes of main memory and quadruple 98-halohertz praycessors.
For a small donation (let’s say 50 cents), using PrayPal, you can generate a random prayer and have it emailed to an unlimited number of devotional web-grottoes, which I will also set up. You can send it to virtual Lourdes, Medugorje on line, cyber-Fatima or any Knock of your choice
So how will all this work?
Very simple. I’ll be putting a button on the front page that you can click, and using your PrayPal account you can donate 50 cents or a euro. Or a dollar. Or a dinar. Or an e-shekel. I don’t mind.
Then you select a prayer-theme from a simple pop-up menu.
Once you’ve donated to our church-building fund and selected the theme, our two Pray supercooled supercomputers will generate a random and unique prayer which will be broadcast to space in all known languages as well as Java and Cobol, and emailed to the recipient of your choice.
What could be simpler?
Here’s my advice to you. Pray early, pray often "
More comprehensive details of the project can be acquired here.
Now of course, as with all technological breakthroughs, some traditional trades will suffer. Obviously the humble Mass Card, a great little earner for centuries, will be severely impacted. As will the coffers of the not-so-humble Church. But that’s progress guys – don't be Luddites now!