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A La Carte (4/1)

Think Really Different - Quite needless to say, the iPad buzz is at an all-time high just two days before it releases in the US (international release will be later in the month). Newsweek says “The iPad will change the way you use computers, read books, and watch TV—as long as you’re willing to do it the Steve Jobs way.”

A New Frontier - Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal reviews the iPad and says it will open a whole new frontier. “For the past week or so, I have been testing a sleek, light, silver-and-black tablet computer called an iPad. After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop. It could even help, eventually, to propel the finger-driven, multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface that has prevailed for decades.”

Desiring God’s National Conference - Desiring God just announced the lineup for their 2010 National Conference. Rick Warren will be one of the speakers. In this video John Piper explains the rationale.

April Tabletalk - The April edition of Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine is out and you can read quite a few of the columns online. The topic is “A Brave New World…” and the issue looks at technology. There are some very good articles.

McLaren and Controversy - Publisher’s Weekly has an article about the controversy surrounding Brian McLaren’s latest book.

Getting Serious About Pornography - The article from National Review looks at our porn problem. While Christians have been saying many of these things for a long time, it is good to see greater mainstream acceptance of the devastation caused by pornography.