First, a disclosure. I have an iPad and and an iPhone. These tools are wonderful helps to me. After a few double or missed bookings because my wife and I were unaware of each other’s calendars, this summer I synchronized them on these devices (after I convinced her to not use the large printed one anymore in our kitchen). In teaching, I love how easy it is to plug my iPad into the projector so my students can follow my notes. I just discovered the Doceri app (I’m always a little behind), which allows me to use my iPad as a whiteboard as it projects what I write on the screen. Having my iPhone on my commutes saves me invaluable time, as I catch up on phone calls, listen to SermonAudio, or even record sermon or blog thoughts (including these) that I speak out loud in the semi-privacy of my car. Though far from tech savvy, I am fairly integrated and love these tools.
Yet I am uneasy. My hand seems to reach for my iDevices automatically, without thinking. Some nights I stay up too late catching up on emails or just reading the news or blogs. I find it more difficult to [...]