Putting pen to pa­per

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

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

Stib­bing­ton Peter­bor­ough

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