Would you believe that there is a patron saint of internet users and computer programmers? Yep, there sure is, it seems as though the reach of the Catholic is now becoming well entrenched into even the internet. Heck, the Pope even has a Twitter account, and gets mentioned frequently by the Facebook God. Surprisingly however, even though the Church is beginning to get a grip of social media, this was a proposition that first saw light of day in the late 1990’s, when the internet was still an adolescent child.
Why is there a patron saint of internet users and computer programmers?
Back in 1997, before Google had plugged into an old dial up modem, while Facebook was first venturing into middle school, and the only tweets that you would ever encounter were out of a birds beak, the internet was becoming the world’s new play toy. All sorts of things of different description were being bought and sold, creating a completely new market place. Some people were becoming online experts, while the majority of us were still getting acquainted with the power of something literally at our fingertips. It was a brand new world, brimming with new information every day. It was, and still is, a fun place to be. But as we know, the internet has a darker side.