"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

(moved)

What on God's dirtly little planet is with this:
""If you're the kind of person who types tipsy and regrets it in the morning, Google's "Mail Goggles," a new test-phase feature in the free Gmail service, might save you some angst.
The Goggles can kick in late at night on weekends. The feature requires you to solve a few easy math problems in short order before hitting 'send.'" (http://kdka.com/watercooler/google.mail.goggles.2.834759.html)

AND this:
"So you think junior is a little too lead-footed when he drives the family car? Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will give you the power to do something about it.
The company will roll out a new feature on many 2010 models that can limit teen drivers to 80 mph, using a computer chip in the key.
Parents also have the option of programming the teen's key to limit the audio system's volume, and to sound continuous alerts if the driver doesn't wear a seat belt." (http://kdka.com/consumer/ford.computer.cars.2.833552.html)

Have we finally become a culture of people who are totally incapable of self regulating? We now need our email to tell us when we're too tippled to type and our cars to tell us how to drive them? Ford goes on about "our message to parents is..." blah blah... what about your message to kids? I'm sorry but if my kid can't self regulate, he can't drive. Someday he has to leave my home and figure out how to set his own limits and I want him to learn that skill while he is growing up, not get thrown out in the world to figure it out.

What next, a pillow that tells me when to got to bed? an oven that tells me when to eat? a telephone that tells me when to stop running my mouth? A blog account that shuts off when my entries are lous

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