12 November 2016
A Season of Gratitude - Technology
Greetings Dear Reader,
Sometimes I forget how much the world has changed relative to technology. In 1973 my parents paid $80 for a calculator that would add, subtract, multiply, and divide. It also would retain a single number in memory for later inclusion in a problem. They bought this because it was required for my schooling. It was the size of a smart phone and twice as thick. It used four AA batteries and weighted about ninety pounds.
In 1985 I got my first PC. It had 16k of RAM and two floppy drives. Today I write this on a machine running an Intel Core i7 with 36 gigs of RAM and 2 internal and 30 attached terabytes of storage. My aforementioned smart phone has 2 million times the storage that my first PC had. Yes I used the aforementioned free calculator too calculate the difference.
I have access to the knowledgebase of the world through an internet that is fast, reliable, and powerful. I can communicate with people all over the globe with a few keystrokes. I am taught, entertained, and given great convince because of technology.
I must also remember that with great power comes great responsibility. I am accountable for all that is available to me and how I use it. I am thankful for the tools and convenience of technology. I cannot imagine doing all of this with stone knives and bearskins.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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