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Technology & Religion On CBS Sunday Morning Show

Published April 24, 2011

CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood, Religion & Technology with RustyBrickThis morning, Sunday April 24th, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood had a story on religion and technology since it is Easter Sunday.

As part of the segment, CBS interviewed RustyBrick and myself on our Jewish Prayer book, the iPhone Siddur. They actually also showed our Tikun app in some of the screens but it primarily was talking about the Siddur app.

Anyway, here is the video segment covering the app and other religious apps and technology.

Here is the video transcript:

Barry Schwartz's company, Rusty Brick, develops primarily Jewish apps, including a Hebrew prayer book.

"It's not replacing religion," Schwartz said. "It gives them the ability to basically make their daily task of being a Jewish person, and observing their faith in a basically, you know, with technology that helps them do that."

Except on the Sabbath, and holidays like today: "So, if you open it up tonight, and you look at it, it will gray out what's called 'Evening Services,' and you won't be able to click on it. Because evening services happens to be on a holiday where you're not allowed to use technology. So, it'll gray it out. You won't be able to use it."

Here are some screen captures of stills from the video:

CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood, Religion & Technology with RustyBrick

CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood, Religion & Technology with RustyBrick

CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood, Religion & Technology with RustyBrick

CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood, Religion & Technology with RustyBrick

It was a great opportunity for us to demo our more popular apps to the Jewish world. For more of our apps, see our iPhone App collection and yes, we do build iPhone apps for 3rd parties - if you are interested.

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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