Major Finnish newspapers, Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta-Sanomat, reported about Sin Meter. The main argument of the articles were that Lapland’s ELY-keskus has given financial support for the creation of Sin Meter and generally people think it should be illegal to fund such kind of development. Therefore I posted this brief history of Sin Meter just to know how things have evolved around Sin Meter, Droppi Veripalvelu Oy, ELY-keskus and Mikkoskopia.
Syntimittari.fi domain was registered on 14.12.2012 by Innovitale, the company that has been mainly responsible for web site development of Droppi Veripalvelu Oy and Mikkoskopia. The site was created during Christmas holidays of 2012 and started to run online in January 2013. Quite soon after the launch of Sin Meter it became clear that some people are afraid of Sin Meter whereas some people think it is a nice way of teaching the Bible. These discussions and feedback from the audience led to decisions inside Droppi Veripalvelu Oy that all hyperlink connections to Sin Meter should be unlinked and the domain should be transferred under ownership of Mikkoskopia. This decision was executed in 9.7.2013. A buying agreement of 750 euros payment from Mikkoskopia to Droppi Veripalvelu was also made after the transfer.
So what is the role of ELY-keskus? ELY-keskus funded Droppi Veripalvelu Oy 22500 euros in 2012 for the development of machine vision algorithms to determine blood purity and other biomarkers from scanned dry blood samples. This money went directly to University of Oulu to cover half of the project’s development costs and produced a master’s thesis. Most of the money was already spent before Sin Meter even existed.
But what the hell, now people seem to know what Sin Meter is!