What did you get for Christmas? What was that ONE gift that you really wanted and deep down inside, your heart skipped a beat when you unwrapped it on Christmas morning?
Now I'm not going to tell you what brand of tablet I received, but suffice to say, it's NOT an iPad 2. Why? Because the iPad 2 is 1) too expensive; 2) too proprietary; 3) I'm still not ready to join the Apple cult (even though I greatly admire Steve Jobs and have his book on my list of "must reads.").
Also, I did NOT get a Kindle Fire which measures 7" and relies on cloud storage which, if you don't know what I'm talking about, I won't bother to explain. For the time being, I prefer to remain "cloudless"--not a cloud in the sky or among my computers.
But, with all this, I'm somewhat disappointed.
I was hoping to find an app that exercises for me; or one that goes to work for me; or goes on a diet for me and instantly drops 50 lbs off my body weight? What about an app that will give me legal representation in court; or an app that will help me find the perfect gift for my wife; or an app that will input a lifetime of Bible study into my brain (how cool would that be?). I've always wanted to run a triathlon, but can't find a single app that does the swimming, biking and running for me.
As much as I love my tablet, it can only do so much. In the end, I realize that I still have to go to the gym and put in all that sweat & pain to exercise 4 or 5x a week, and if I'm ever going to get a handle on the Bible, it will be up to me to apply due diligence to regular study and meditation of the Word.
What about you? What was the gift you received this Christmas that put a smile on your face? Leave a comment.