Apple ( AAPL) really did change the world. Also last night, my daughter mentioned something in passing about getting a television in her room. When I was a kid that was a big deal. Right up there with getting a phone in your room. My parents could only counter my requests with, "Because we said so." They had nothing other than some handed-down belief that kids with TVs and phones in their rooms before a certain age were spoiled, drunken, premarital sex-having brats. I shoot my daughter down with one look. A TV and phone in your room? Please. Those days are gone. Again, thanks in large part to Apple. When I was a kid, I spent my nights under the covers listening to AM radio stations from as far away as I could get them. From Niagara Falls, N.Y., I could listen to Bob Murphy call Mets games on WFAN before "Captain Midnight" Steve Somers took over on the way till 5:30 a.m. and "Imus in the Morning." Or I would pull up Ed Tyll, late nights on WLUP/Chicago, stations as distant as KOA/Denver and other assorted gems. There was always something special about that, but I dreamed of a day -- one I never thought would come -- where I could listen to anything from anywhere around the world at anytime. I'm not sure which came first, but the now intertwined Sirius XM ( SIRI) delivered with satellite radio and individual radio stations started streaming their content live. It didn't sound great at first, but it was better than the reception I would get listening to AM signals hundreds and thousands of miles far flung. Now, through any number of apps -- Clear Channel Media Holdings ( CCMO) iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio and individual station sites -- I can listen to practically every radio station in the world. And then there's Pandora ( P) transforming radio into this beautiful personalized experienced with quite a few worthy copycats doing everything from discovery to on-demand. I'm not quite sure how anybody can exist in this world, adopt and use its many technological luxuries and not be in awe. I don't care about happy, but you'd better be in awe.