WHEN I see people walking along Summer Street and speaking on their mobile phones, I'm reminded that I may be the only adult in Orange not to own one.
I lost much of my hearing when I fell from a high ladder over five years ago, and obviously that presents a problem with phones in general.
In any case, I'm not really interested in having one.
The typical conversation I overhear in Summer Street is “I'm outside the Post Office. Where are you? What are you doing?” … a really important conversation.
However, as Marshall McLuhan said some decades ago, "the new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village”.
I'm more of a James Thurber fan regarding technology. He once said, "no man who has wrested with a self-adjusting card table can ever quite be the man he once was”.