I have seen reference to this story a great deal over the last couple of days and it makes me wonder about a couple of things. Number one why is it a story in the first place.
One thing to remember is that he did the same thing at World Youth Day in Germany almost three years ago. This article references the use then. So it kind of annoys me that the stories don’t even reference the fact that he did the same thing already at the last World Youth Day. Back fin 2002 the Vatican used cell phone SMS to send out daily messages based on papal speeches and daily homilies and entered in with distribution deals with Verizon Wireless and other carriers.
The other thing that annoys me about the story is that there is always the air of "Pope of anti-science Catholics Church actually uses technology at times." That the story is suppose to be kind of funny using the humor of the disconnect. Pope + technology = funny. Oh well, I guess we will just continue to get stories like this every time the pope uses some form of new technology.