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How much has school and church changed in the digital age? At CIO Boot Camp at Interop in Las Vegas, I spoke with Dr. Rob Rennie, CIO & VP, Technology for Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Bill Crane, CIO for Saddleback Church about how their institutions have changed, mostly thanks to portable Internet devices like smartphones and iPads. Their students, a.k.a. "The Millennials," are done with paper. They want everything digital. Digital means constant communications, everywhere, even in church. At Saddleback, they actually wrote an in-house application to encourage church goers to text questions to the pastors during sermons. Rennie sees this happening at his school as well. There's a conversation in real time as an event goes on, and leaders mine that information to enrich the event.