Putting pen to paper
Older readers will remember me, I think, as I had hundreds of letters printed over a period of about five years before emails became the norm, and before a phone with a text facility quickly became a must have device that does almost everything, and much more besides.
But for me it’s almost gone full cycle because technology has sunk me.
I feel much more comfortable using a pen and paper rather than my phone, putting the letter in an envelope and trotting off to the postbox and being reminded that a stamp these days costs as much as a basket of basic groceries in the days of ‘old money’ when we got 240 pennies for a pound and a loaf of bread cost 11p or 11d as it was then.
Don’t get me wrong though, I am an avid user of Facebook, and frequently get frustrated over lots of issues raised.
For instance, just try educating people into the correct usage of ‘there’ and ‘their’.
It’s virtually impossible, but I’m not put off being told I’m not up with the times. I am still Anthony Martyn and my 90 or so followers seem to enjoy knowing how I live, and what I had for breakfast. Anthony Martyn