LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Am I Orange’s only mobile phone-less adult?

KEEPING IN TOUCH: Mobile phones are everywhere ... except in reader Keith Curry's pocket.
KEEPING IN TOUCH: Mobile phones are everywhere ... except in reader Keith Curry's pocket.

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”.

Keith Curry

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