by Brigitte. I like to read and write about Christian faith and a variety of subjects. I live in Canada.
Friday, February 26, 2010
i-phones/i-pods/daily hours CD
Maybe i-phones are not such a good idea, after all. First of all they cost a lot of money and you think, how can all these people afford i-phones but not winter tires?
Secondly, since they are rather costly, portable and small, they are easily lost or stolen and nobody will return them to their original owner when forgotten somewhere because they want to keep them for themselves. Very bad. This one items contains people's contact lists, music, pictures, documents... A minor disaster when lost or stolen.
Personally, I am very happy with the newer i-pod, which not only plays the music, but also records audio and video, has a pedometer and alarm clock, and uploads documents and plays radio, too. As with the older models you can still load your podcasts and audio books. In addition to the i-pod the old cell-phone will do. Nobody will steal it. I'm on a $10.00 a month pay-and-talk plan, which has always sufficed. Unlimited texting is available but I don't use texting anymore. Stefan was the only one I texted with. So, I'm not getting an i-phone until they are much cheaper and maybe by next year it'll be something else, anyways, that we want to use.
Lately, we've been accidentally enjoying the alarm clock feature on the i-pod. I was just playing with the machine and set the alarm for 8:15 and chose the Matins to play for the alarm. The first night I had the i-pod laying in the bedroom without sitting on a dock to connect to speakers. It still work me up with the little clicking sound and the tiny built in speaker it has. The next few days, it was sitting in the living room on the dock and we had Matins playing loudly in the living room as the alarm wakes up both the i-pod and the speaker system (the speaker system is usually in "sleep mode".) So now I don't have the heart to change it and no matter when we get up, the Matins play at 8:15 in the living room.
Martin loves this new Concordia CD. He says play me this, play me that, play me Vespers, etc. I don't know, he could play it himself. You just have to push a button or two; it's not like playing the piano. But this is one little service I can do for him along with all the other ones that he wants done which require the interface of technology or computer (Luddite).
I think the music and the prayers calm him down, sometimes it feels too lullaby-ish too me. I'd rather pick up the hymn book and sing it viva voce and put a little more energy into it.
Find the CD here.
(Pretty soon I will be asking for commissions from CPH. I see that the Treasury of Daily Prayer price has gone back down to $29.00. I am right out of them after giving away/selling my box of 10 from May. I get people to try it out. If they like it they can buy it or keep it. If they are not using it, I'll take it back.)