Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ACU makes news...

Texas University Giving Freshmen iPhones and iPod Touches

Unbelievable. Apparently, now ACUers can worship God and Steve Jobs. And what more could an incoming freshman want? Ha ha...

For those of you out of the loop, I attended Abilene Christian University, a fairly small school in west Texas that is now giving away an iPhone to every incoming freshman. While I'm sure this is built into tuition cost, I kinda think it's cool. I know the idea isn't new (Duke's been doing this with iPods) but the product is. And I think there are more educational applications with the iPhone than with an iPod. Although, I imagine there will be more distractions as well. Can you imagine everyone with an iPhone at chapel? Utter disarray.

Anyway, props to ACU for implementing what I think could be a really neat idea. I just hope they realize all the implications for the campus.

Hmmm... wonder if I can get one retroactively?

I'll have to pray about it.


Jamie Kayle said...

Yes...we always manage to miss out on the good stuff.

Hahaha! Your post cracked me up. Pray for me too.

Steven said...

What about Sophomore on up? I'd totally be pissed if I didn't get an iPhone just because I was a year, two, or three above them.

Tiffany said...

Well, I was going to be jealous until I realized those poor students needed some contact with the outside world after the administrators got rid of all the books in the library (and replaced them with a Starbucks, for those of you not in the know).

And to think, we had to learn to worship Steve Jobs on our own.