Dec 6, 2010

Kindle and Technology

Did I tell you I got a Kindle for my birthday?  I got a Kindle for my birthday.  I downloaded all kinds of books off then wondered if I could download my scriptures, too.  I've seen a couple of Ipads at church as well as Ipods.  Although not user friendly, I was able to download my scriptures as well as LDS General Conference talks.  Then I went to church feeling pretty technologically inclined.  Turns out I'm way behind on the trends.

During Sunday school, I counted no less than 10 ipods where my fellow congregation were reading their assigned scriptures.  In fact, they were quickly finding their references while I was still fumbling with the different buttons, changing the font, format, and squinting like a little old man.

After church I stopped to talk to my friend, Courtney.  She was just typing into her ipod, "tithing settlement" and then, with a tap here and there, changed the day and time and typed in, "Jaxon's scouts."

"Do you keep your scriptures on there, too?"

"Sure.  I got the kind you can highlight and includes cross-references."  I slowly hid my Kindle behind my back.

At least I have novels to read when the speakers bore me or the Sunday school teacher gets dry.  Oh, wait.  That's my husband.

It's official, though.  I am a technotard.


Artfreak said...

WOOPS I don't own a Kindle... I feel very untrendy now .V.
The iPad looks a tad more techy than a Kindle though :p

Tiffany said...

I have a Kindle and totally LOVE it! I didn't even try to load my scriptures on it. I prefer the old fashioned version of scriptures so everyone knows I'm diligently paying attention and not potentially playing a game... :-)

The Kindle ROCKS. Don't let the scriptures get you down! (I bet you've never heard that before)

Kristina P. said...

I just use my cell phone to read the scriptures. I also downloaded the Mormon Channel and all the Conference talks onto my phone during sacrament meeting, yesterday. I think Jesus would approve.

Anne said...

Don't worry about it, Nancy. My phone doesn't even take pictures, let alone download anything.

M-Cat said...

I have neither and am wondering if I dare venture down that path.....I look around in sacrament meeting and see heads buried look at their phone and wonder if they are texting, facebooking or actually reading their scriptures.

CountessLaurie said...

I am barely tolerated for bringing my coffee into church (infidel!). I can't imagine the looks if I brought my Nook. *shudder*

I hope you enjoy it. I love love love my Nook.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for some quality points there. I am kind of new to online , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?

Michelle said...

I'll stick to paper reading in church. My husband's favorite is watching a guy pull out his ipod to sing from the hymnal in sacrament meeting. Seemed a little unnecessary. For me I wouldn't want to bringing all the other things to church with me that I know are sitting out there to tempt me on my phone. Great blog, btw. I'm excited to start following.

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