RIP Steve Jobs
While I may not have agreed with his labor practices or his refusal to consider the enterprise market, there is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a creative genius. His obsession with form over function has led to some of the most significant advances in consumer electronics. Without him MP3 players might still be the size of an old school Walkman, phones would be bulkier than they are today, and tablet computing would not be in the mainstream at all. Thank you Steve for all of the innovations you have brought to the industry.
The Google Docs app for Android tablets has been updated.
This is a good thing because honestly, using Google Docs on a tablet has been a bit of a letdown. I use my tablet more and more, and this addition makes it one step easier for making a tablet a second instead of third device. In other words, needing a laptop for mobile computing is becoming less of a necessity for me as I can do just about everything I need to do on a tablet when I am not at my desk.
“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it but to enable it.”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Here is a great article from the UU World Archives: Claiming and reclaiming Universalism
When we claim our full name, we reclaim our best selves and vow to follow the Bodhisattva path of Universalism (or if we are persuaded to become eco-feminist, the Gaia dharma, whereby we work for the salvation of the planet.) Belief in Universalism enables relation and genuine, tender contact, for to believe in universal salvation is to affirm the worth and dignity of every person—a radical principle undergirding Universalist theologies all the way from the gracious God of John and Judith Sargent Murray to the bold vision declared 50 years ago by Robert Cummins, then general superintendent of the Universalist Church of America, when he said,
Universalism cannot be limited to either Protestantism or to Christianity, not without denying its very name. Ours is a world fellowship, not just a Christian sect. For so long as Universalism is universalism and not partialism, the fellowship bearing its name must succeed in making it unmistakably clear that all are welcome: theist and humanist, unitarian and trinitarian, colored and color-less. A circumscribed Universalism is unthinkable.