Today Im thankfully for technology, which may seem strange but I actually slowed down and thought about the ways I was using technology on a Sunday morning. When I was kid the technology that surrounds me today was nothing by science fiction… it really does stagger me just how far and fast things have evolved.
The Sunday Times
A quick download of the Sunday Times onto my iPad, which is so much more user friendly than the HUGE paper version from the paper shop. In fact when on holiday a few weeks ago I actually purchased the ‘dead tree’ version and vowed never to again. Digital is better by far!
Keep Calm and Relax CD
Decided that it’s been a while since I purchased a CD, and had a quick look at my ‘Maybe Purchase’ list and decided that a lazy sunny Sunday would be perfect to purchase Keep Calm and Relax. I don’t want the clutter of a 3 CD box set around the house so Download it is…
Had a look at iTunes (£9.99) and then Amazon (£8.49) and went for the cheaper download…. 5 minutes later the 400mb download is complete.
The download is automatically added to iTunes by my Mac, which sends it into the iCloud and straight down to my iPad and iPhone which is seamless and handy!
The download is also automatically backed up to my NAS drive, where my Sonos scans and it’s added to my Sonos music library.
Listening and blogging
So here I am, within 10 minutes of making a music purchase I’m listening to the new music on my Sonos and have the all 3 CD’s on all of my devices ready for my commute tomorrow.
Oh, I brought a book also!
Whilst looking for the CD, I came across a book that spiked my interest on Amazon Get Some Headspace: 10 Minutes Can Make All the Difference and hit the scary but great ‘1 click purchase’ button and had it pushed to my iPad. Impulse buying at it’s worse!
Tech Sundays look good
So, I have some new music to listen too, a new book to read, the Sunday paper to browse through, the F1 Tivo’d for the afternoon, but as the Sun is shining a family stroll to the pub for Sunday Roast sounds like a great way to spend some time away from tech, for a little while at least.