Top 10 Ways to Tell You’re an LDS Technogeek

After we hooked up my laptop to the television so that we could watch General Conference at home via the Internet, I concluded that my husband and I are both something of a technogeek. Surely I’m not the only person afflicted with this condition. To help others suffering from similar afflictions to identify themselves, I have put together a list. Sadly, I can easily check off most of these as occurring in my life. I even have a few blogs on the subjects at hand!

So here it is; the top ten ways you can tell if you, too, are an LDS technogeek.

10. You use the Internet to find and print ways to keep small children reverent during sacrament.

9. You listen to Conference talks and other Church-related broadcasts on your computer or MP3 player. (Bonus points if you make your own CDs for the car.)

8. When the Relief Society, Priesthood, or Sunday School teacher asks you to take out the Book of Mormon, you pull out the handheld device you’ve downloaded your scriptures onto. (My husband assures me that 90% of the Elder’s Quorum in our last ward did this; ironically, no one in the Relief Society that I was aware of had a PDA.)

7. You found a way to watch the BYU channel online so you never have to miss Music & the Spoken Word anymore. (Bonus points if you figured out how to download shows, and superbonus points if you can tell me!)

6. You frequently search back issues of the Ensign online, or other online resources, to help out with your personal scripture study.

5. You’ve set up your email to change your signature to quote the LDS Gem for the day.

4. You write several missionaries in your ward and family, and use mail merge to address them and make them unique.

3. Instead of going to the Family History Center to do your genealogy, you do most of your research online. (Bonus points if you have written a program to gather information off the Internet for your branches automatically.)

2. You pay your tithing with your online banking.

1. You not only watch General Conference from home, you Tivo it and burn it to DVDs. (Bonus points if you actually do a chapter-by-chapter breakdown by speaker.)