Monday, January 19, 2015


As a technology person, I’ve become used to all sorts of different technologies and can see how it can be applied. I typically forget that others may not see the same things I do. For example, my father-in-law recently got an iPhone 5. It really is a computer in his pocket. It will take him a long time to even know about all the different features, much less use them all. But as with many things in life, passion for something will drive the learning process. In his case, it is the love of music. He asked for my collection of classical and jazz music. And he’s been listening to that all the time in the house with his headphones on. I then ordered a small bluetooth speaker first for us as Li wanted more music around the house. But once he saw it in action, he of course wanted to know how to use it. He thought it was using cellular service to get the music from his phone to the speaker. And I had to explain what bluetooth was and how devices can talk to one another. It is so weird to see that wires are going the way of the do-do bird. There probably always will be a place for wires, but most of the common things will be wireless.

Needless to say, we do have lots of music around the house now. It just isn’t my music.

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