Friday, February 6, 2009

It's All Happening So Fast...

Ok, you're aware already that I can be somewhat naive. I don't really keep up with current events and, if quizzed about historical events, I would fail miserably. It just seems like there's so much more to keep up with now that when we were kids. Technology has come so far in just a few years. Mary and I splurged at Christmas of 2007 and purchased iPhones for ourselves. I've never been one to get all giggly and stupid over an electronic device, but I have to confess, I love my iPhone. And yet, I have no inclination as to how it does some of the magnificently cool things it does. To be truthful, there's a lot I don't understand in this world. I still don't get how 3-D movies work. I can't comprehend how Lexus programmed a car to parallel park. Or why, for that matter. Seems to me that if you can't parallel park, maybe you shouldn't be driving. I don't understand how GPS works—I know what it is, and I know what it's used for, I just don't know how it works. It's beyond me how the autofocus function on a camera knows what you want to focus on. And for the life of me, I can't figure out how cramming a tiny plastic grappling hook (Mirena®) into your uterus keeps you from having children, except that perhaps it makes the act of conception so painful that folks just give up and decide to watch Letterman instead. Maybe one day it'll all become clear to me. But in the mean time, I'm off to play Hangman on my iPhone.