Sunday, April 6, 2008

Masonic Tech:

Editorial Note: In the hopes of getting back on track with writing this blog, I will attempt to post a few "short" articles that have neither the breadth or depth of my last few posts. Hopefully, I can stray away from the "dissertations" (as some of my lodge brothers have described them) and focus on a few helpful hints.

Have you ever been in a lodge meeting and wished that you had the ability to send an email reminder to all the officers of the lodge, but didn't have an internet connection? There is a new service at that can be a great solution to this problem and many more.

The service works like this. First, call an 800 number supplied to you by with your cell phone. Speak the name or pre-created list of names into your phone. Then simply speak the message you wish to send as an email. will then translate your message into plain text and send it out as an email. It's that easy and it's free!

This is a great communication tool that I have begun using in my lodge. I also use it to send myself quick notes or reminders. I have used it to send individual messages to people. For the Masonic bloggers out there, there is a service that will allow you to post blogs via a recorded cell phone message on jott. There is also a Google calendar service, that allows you to add events to your google calendar in the same manner.

I'm sure that there are countless applications of this technology to a Masonic lodge. If you think of some, please post a comment. I'd love to hear it!

1 comment:

Tom Accuosti said...

My wife has a service like that. Unfortunately, the translation algorithms aren't quite debugged. Here's the message she got on Friday:

The Gyna College called. They said the Pabst beer is normal.

Naturally this was odd to me, because normally she drinks Corona Light.