Church, Reading

Think Different (Reading Steve Jobs’ Biography)

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them or vilify them. About the only thing you… Continue reading Think Different (Reading Steve Jobs’ Biography)

Ecclesiology (Church), General, Personal, Reading

Chosen (Reading the Steve Jobs biography)

Abandoned. Chosen. Special. Those concepts became a part of who Jobs was and how he regarded himself. (Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson) I know that sometimes it must seem like I obsess about Steve Jobs and Apple products, but there is something fascinating about their story. While Nichole was in surgery, I bought the Kindle edition… Continue reading Chosen (Reading the Steve Jobs biography)

Church, computers, Doesn't Fit in a Category

Steve Jobs Changed the World

The Apple II and Macintosh Who doesn't remember Apple's 1984 commercial? The Apple II and the Macintosh computers literally changed the world of personal computing. Before Apple, computers were things that only large companies could afford. They were massive machines that costs tens of thousands of dollars. The first Apple II cost $1,300 in 1977. It… Continue reading Steve Jobs Changed the World

Church, computers

Learning Something about Ministry from Apple

Today, Hewlett-Packard announced that they were stopping production on webOS devices and they were spinning off their PC manufacturing division. These announcements came on the heels of the completely underwhelming reveal of the HP Touchpad - a tablet designed to run webOS and compete with Apple's iPad. Last week, it was announced that Sprint dropped plans… Continue reading Learning Something about Ministry from Apple

computers, General

Zite and the iPAD Revolution

After I got my iPad, I tried out The Daily, a news magazine produced by Fox News. My friend Brandon recommended an iPad app called Zite to replace it, and after downloading it, I was wowed. Zite aggregates your Google Reader and Twitter accounts to determine your interests. It then produces a user-specific ezine, sectioned… Continue reading Zite and the iPAD Revolution