Monday, July 09, 2007

With apologies to Heather (who apparently was prepared to throw something across the room -- in a loving, nonviolent, Christian kind of way -- if she saw one more bit of iPhone hullabaloo) I offer the following juxtaposition of, um . . . well it uh . . . you see, it's just that -- OK I ADMIT I HAVE AN IDOLATROUS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE iPHONE.

But doesn't this icon make it better? Not in a sacrilegious way (because I do not think, as some have said, that the iPhone is like Jesus came back as a phone) but but because the iPhone is tool that can be used in a blessed way, to serve God and make the world a better place. OK, maybe that's a stretch . . . but the Jesuits tell us to find God in All Things!

In any event, I now have one. And I pledge to do my darnedest to use it for good, not evil. (And yes, the photo of me all geeked up on enthrallingly-effective technology was in fact taken by my iPhone.)

(After a 10 minute Google search, I couldn't definitively locate the artist, bonus points if you can help me out.)

Confidential to Tim who's worried about the iWorld: if nothing else, I should get credit for not spelling icon as iCon, right? Please?


At Mon Jul 09, 10:28:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jennifer said...

You crack me up. You and another blogging friend of mine should meet via your iPhones :), check out "Post It" on my blogroll at You'll see what I mean :)

At Tue Jul 10, 10:06:00 PM CDT, Anonymous bridget said...

I don't think I've ever seen you that excited -- ever.

At least I think it's excitement. It's also possible that facial expression communicates sheer terror. If I hadn't listened to your iVangelization for the past several months, I might worry you'd been kidnapped by iXtremists and forced to post this laudatory message on pain of death.

I'm fairly sure that the originator of that image is Boing Boing:

At Wed Jul 11, 01:49:00 PM CDT, Blogger Natalia said...

Well, if you're going to adpot a new idol, you need to give the idol a name. iPhone? iDol?

Enjoy sound really good, friend! Call me back.

At Thu Jul 12, 01:28:00 PM CDT, Blogger Bex said...

I hope that your idolatrous relationship with your iPhone won't get in the way of you actually spending time with us all this fall. In fact, I may routinely refuse to answer when you call, just because you're calling from an iPhone. Okay, really it's just because I'm totally jealous!

At Sun Jul 15, 01:23:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jessifer said...

Ah, my dearest friend, I just ventured to the apple store to purchase a new power cord thingy for my aging iBook. And I was able to hold the precious phone of which you blog. I was indeed tempted. They are so shiny and the sales people so so happy...

I bought an iced latteSun instead.


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