Computers and the Beast
Webber and Hutchings
I had no idea that I should be worried about the massive communication and knowledge produced by modern technology. Biblical prophesy is here to warn us that the computer, and all the knowledge it can bring, is a potential minefield of evil. (I know this because there is a big snake hanging out on the computer on the cover.) Robots, computer networks, credit cards, and electronic fund transfers all have potential for evil. The anti-Christ will obviously exploit this technology during the end times.
Watch your back everyone!
Submitter: We just weeded this 1999 web site design book today (in 2016…). I was a little embarrassed it was still in the collection. Technology-wise it’s hilariously outdated, with a cheesy, condescending theme to boot.
Holly: I’m all for WYSIWYG, but this is too old to be useful.
Submitter: When a book on computers has a punch card on the cover you know it has to be good, and this book is no exception. It includes all the most relevant tips for sharing a computer in 1975. It details how 40-400 users can use the same computer, just like NASA does! It also wants to clue us all into “Paperless communication” that will be available “in the future,” which I have to admit I’m really looking forward to. In addition the book also includes a 28 page one act play, which is really just waiting for the right group of middle managers to bring it to life at your local community theater. This book was out of date twenty years ago. I can only assume at this point this book is being saved for some database administrator waiting for leisure suits and punch card computing to come back into style. Otherwise I think this book might be a candidate for the recycling bin.
Holly: Ooooh, the “future” is looking bright!