I’ve been asked why I love things like the iphone or why something like Microsoft’s new “surface” make me smile. I realize the answer. Hope. Every new device, every new bauble and fangle and jingle and jangle give this sense that things are getting better, improving, and that we are making progress toward a world better than this one. That is the deepest truth of why technology makes me smile. Yes it is just intrinsically fun and neat but it is far deeper than that. It is an almost religious thing – a devotion to the idea that given enough time man can really figure everything out. It isn’t true, of course. Hope doesn’t actually lie in technology or in any of its derivations. Hope comes from Him alone. But that doesn’t mean the gizmos aren’t cool.