Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I Came Back With An IDCH, Not ITCH!

I Came Back With an IDCH, not ITCH!

Attending a conference, like a hike in the woods, can be an adventure -- you never know what you're going to come back with! In my case, I came back from the New Orleans Come, Let Us Reason 2009 Conference with an IDCH, not an itch -- which is a good thing!

IDCH stands for Institute for Digital Christian Heritage. They are Texas-based, and their cyberhome is www.DigitalChristianHeritage.Org. I met the Executive Director, Neal Audenaert. IDCH is all about creating a digital library reflecting our Christian heritage. They're starting with - ta-da - Christian Apologetics, what else?!

I've arranged with Dr. Timothy McGrew, a Come, Let Us Reason 2009 conference speaker, to get 40GB of classic, historical Christian apologetics material loaded onto a hard drive (a lengthy download, otherwise, eh?). This is a story in itself. All about me in Canada ordering a flash drive from China to be mailed to Dr. McGrew in the US, only to have eBay.ca tell me the Chinese Seller was bogus, cancelling the order, getting a PayPal refund, then buying a COSTCO Canada cash card so I could order a portable HD from COSTCO USA (since I don't have a US VISA card) and have it shipped to Dr. McGrew in Kalamazoo. Whew! But, I digress...

By January 2010, I should have 40GB of clean digital information that a person would otherwise have to root around dusty libraries in Oxford and Cambridge to get at!

Check out IDCH at www.DigitalChristianHeritage.Org. As they say, "If you have a project you think we could help with, be sure to contact us."

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

3 comments:

Hoarfrost said...

The link is broken.

But, thanks anyway.

RkBall said...

Rejoice, that which was lost is now found, and that which was broken is now fixed.

Tim said...

While you're at it, don't forget to check out The Library of Historical Apologetics -- that's IDCH's first project to hit cyberspace, and there's already stuff there to read and download. Enjoy!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"