WOULD WE ALL BENEFIT FROM A DIGITAL DETOX?
YOUR report spelling out the worrying extent to which people are welded to their mobile phones and tablets should be a wake-up call for us all (“Help! We’ve got tablet withdrawal symptoms”, May 10).
The amount of people who seem to think it is okay to bring a mobile phone to the meal table and who get twitchy when they haven’t checked for messages for 30 minutes is having a profound effect on people’s daily lives.
Technology is a great thing but it should not be used at the expense of good manners and the art of conversation. Sandra Anderson, Hull
ANYONE who thinks that we can rewind and go back to a society where mobile devices are only used sporadically is living in cloud cuckoo land.
Anyone currently in their 30s and 40s began the love affair with smart phones a decade ago and their children have grown up seeing them glued to their screens.
They are bound to follow suit and why shouldn’t they?
These devices are a massive plus and a great way to aid our lives.
Restricting their use would be like banning letter writing back in the 1930s. Jamie Foster, Walsall, W Midlands