Friday Fax

The Friday Fax that arrives in my email box each week, and hundreds of thousands of other email boxes, has good news from Germany:

Germany: 74% of German children believe in God
“Religion and faith again play a significant role in German children’s lives. That is the result of a study performed by the Allensbach Institute for Demoscopy,” reported the newspaper ‘Die Welt’ on 21st November 2003. 74% of the 6- to 12-year-olds interviewed stated that they believe in God. 58% indicated that they also pray regularly. There is an East/West divide: 82% believe in God in the West, whereas only 27% do so in the East.Source: dpa,

Last week I was wondering what The Friday Fax would look like as a blog site. The next think I knew, I had whipped up a quick blog called the Friday Blog. I would be curious to know how some of you would create it differently. Maybe we could give the finished product to Wolfgang Simson as a Christmas gift?

The advantage of the blog version for geeks and new media people would be:
1. RSS feed – we could subscirbe – it would come to us directly, without clogging up email boxes. I get news feeds from other sources – why not from Friday Fax?
2. Discrete links – each news item would have a permanent address and link.
3. Comments – although they could get controversial
4. More immediate way to link to original news sources like Welt.
5. Search by category – all the posts on India, for example.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Randall says:

    I really like the blog format idea.(Hint hint)
    I’ve been reading the Friday Fax for a long time. This could really work nicely.

  • Alan Cross says:

    I like the blog. If this does not continue, how would I get the Friday Fax? Thanks for your work on this.

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