Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
I Have Joined...The Dark Side....
07/04/2009 - James WhiteNo, no, I'm not watching the entire Star Wars series again on Spike this week (OK, well, I did see some of it, as there still is nothing as cool as Yoda with a light saber), I am talking about...can I get it out...Twitter. Yes, Twitter. No, I haven't lost my mind. But I think I may have found a way to capture a number of the thoughts I have while out and about that never make it here to the blog.
I have no intention of telling folks when I'm putting on my shoes or going to the grocery store. I will never understand why anyone would want to know such information, and I sure am not interested in offering it (in fact, given what I do, that would be unwise in the extreme). However, I often think of things, maybe while riding or in the car, that I would like to share on the blog. But, by the time I am in my office, I am flooded with "to do's" and e-mails and phone calls and the like, and I never get around to sharing those thoughts.
So last evening I encountered a tremendous addition to my BlackBerry Storm. It is called Vlingo. It is voice recognition software. Once I started looking it over, I realized that with its Twitter interface I could simply grab my BlackBerry, hold a button down, speak for a moment, and without the investment of any more effort, those who would be interested in what an apologist has to say on apologetic and theological topics would be able to do so. Since it doesn't require firing up a browser, logging into anything, etc., this will be a major time-saver for me.
Now, voice recognition isn't perfect, so, there will be typos---or are those voice-o's? I don't know. But, you should be able to figure things out. If I took the time to fix them, I would be defeating the whole purpose. The idea is to share snippets--some of which may be useful to you, some of which may not. I leave that to whoever is interested in "following" the commentary here.