Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Miraculous Device

I sometimes think that our parents or grandparents must have experienced the most dramatic changes during their lifetimes--automobiles, airplanes, telephones, radio, TV, home appliances, medical advances.  But I have to say my lifetime has been no slouch in that respect.

Here  and here are posts I wrote in recent months with some examples from my life.  Computers and other technology improvements are profound in our day.

But there is one piece of equipment I have which causes me to pause and marvel time and again--my Apple iPhone.

I remember just a few years ago carrying three devices with me on a hike and thinking what a miracle it would be if the functions could be combined into one handheld device--a cell phone, a GPS, and a PDA.  The iPhone does all these, and so much more.

Time was when I resisted all the Apple hype for iPods, iPhones, etc.  I had a Windows smart phone once and it was okay.  Three years ago I finally played around enough with an iPhone after hearing so many rave about it that I decided to get one.  I haven't looked back for a millisecond.  I use it ALL THE TIME, for a wide variety of things.  I often refer to it as "my brain".

Here is a demonstration video I just did.

What will they think of next!


  1. This is very timely and helpful as I am considering a new phone. Thanks for sharing your love of this product.

  2. So what are you filming the demo with? And using the CW helper is cheating!

    1. I recorded the video using my Sony NEX camera, mounted on a tripod. And CW Helper is the best!