Lyle Was No Luddite . . . Or Yes, He Would Have Joined Facebook

You guessed it. That is the fire truck Lyle used to fight fires in Oklahoma City. Nope. It is an antique. A person who would still use a horse drawn “fire truck” in the U.S. in the 21st century would surely qualify as a luddite.

Natalie commented on an earlier post about her Dad wondering if Lyle would have a Facebook account or alert the world to his thoughts via Twitter. The answer – Yes. How do I know. Well it is a matter of deduction.

Tuttle still provides rural charms and feel yet its proximity to just about anything we would want to do is something of a best of both worlds. There is one glaring deficiency if you live within the Tuttle City limits and outside of ATT’s inner DSL loop – high speed internet choices. Yes, we routinely watch planes take off and land from Will Rogers World Airport, but taking off and landing on the super-highway of world wide web technology is another matter.

Back to Lyle. In  a very brief post titled, Dinsaur No More, he hinted at how he might respond to advances in technology which would surely include Facebook and Twitter among others.

I guess I’ll be like everyone else and post about my new DSL hookup……….Wow.

It took me a while, a few years, to break down and get it. It is almost too much, I can watch a video while I post. Don’t they call that sensory overload? Since my internet connection has sped up, I hope the rest of my life will slow down a bit. I’ve been way too busy to post and the only reason I am now is because I can’t sleep.

DSL or high speed does satisfy our need for instant gratification. Like microwaves, pay for view movies, cell phones, drive thru windows and consumer Christianity. (once saved always saved, glad I got that over with)



About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.