Technology and tombstones: cemeteries cross over the digital divide

First published on the American Observer Web site Oct. 20, 2009.

The cabinet is a regular wood grain- a homemade piece of furniture specially made to house a brand-new server without drawing too much attention. But it does anyway, since it is Glenwood Cemetery’s first foray into a more digital world.

Manager Terrance Adkins made it himself, and he hopes that the server is just the first step toward an easier way of doing business. Once the 46,000 names, dates and locations have been put into the system, it will change the way his cemetery in Northeast D.C. operates and helps people discover lost members of their family tree.

Journalism links – 12/21/09 roundup

Here are some interesting articles that make for some good reading – if you are interested in the state of journalism, or the media industry in general. David Carr’s Media Equation at the New York Times looks at how it might not have been such a bad year for journalism. Steve Smith over at MinOnline looks […]

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