Why consume something when you can capture and change it? Or use a product for a different purpose. Or make your existing product go faster. MacMod.com opens today, and offers a guide on how people like me with ridiculously slow ibooks (500MHZ) can hack in and make them faster. I met an Aussie last month who is involved in a project to modify films and help the movie industry build in an element of modification to its projects. My images, video loops, articles and blog posts are fodder for modification and people generally send me the link to what they have done with my material. Sometimes my material is a modification from someone else. This is normal. New media allows it, with respect and permission.
What we really need, in this open source world of hacks and mods, is a web page that invites and archives the best Church Hacks and Mods.
* Alpha-Hack. Of course emerging people are not going to take the Alpha Course out of the box and use it. If they use it at all, it will be hacked into and modified. So why not have them send in their Alpha hack for others to use. Others can modify it further down the line.
* LectioDivina Hack. Tony Jones has already modified it and some of us have hacked it beyond recognition. Who else? What are the dangers?
*Seeker-Church Hack. Why poke fun at Purpose Driven Churches when you can have even more fun hacking in and creating your modified version. The guys at Liquidthinking are probably geared up for this. BTW i found this cool clock on their site today.
I’m talking about the possibility of churchhack.com or a virtual garage for unpacking and rebuilding ideas and programs and then offering the code to whoever wants to fiddle around with them. Or maybe not. Just thinking out loud. Tell me to shut up if you like.