Pro­found and pro­saic uses for the iPhone

The Guardian - Journal - - Letters -

I was in­ter­ested to read that the chair of the Turner prize judges has de­clared win­ner Char­lotte Prodger’s work the “most pro­found use of a de­vice as pro­saic as the iPhone cam­era that we’ve seen in art to date” (Video clips shot us­ing an iPhone win Turner prize, 5 De­cem­ber). I am finding my iPhone very use­ful for hold­ing down the wrap­ping pa­per on the Christ­mas presents, when I need both hands to wran­gle the sticky tape into sub­mis­sion. Does this use count as pro­found or pro­saic?

Fiona Collins

Car­rog, Den­bighshire

You printed sev­eral re­sponses (Let­ters, 5 De­cem­ber) to Max Liu’s ar­ti­cle (3 De­cem­ber) on Cor­nish lit­er­a­ture. None from the right side of the Ta­mar. None about writ­ers both alive and the right side of 50. Does this show: 1) Max had a point. We are wait­ing for the great Cor­nish novel or 2) As ever, Corn­wall is told what to think by they up-coun­try folk?

Philip Ker­ridge

Bod­min, Corn­wall

Thanks to Peter Adam­son (Let­ters, 5 De­cem­ber) who sug­gests I might stand for my lo­cal coun­cil in the hope of chang­ing its hous­ing poli­cies. Sadly, here in Buck­ing­hamshire, lefty Guardian read­ers are about as rare as bun­ga­lows, so I fear I would have no hope of elec­tion.

Jill Wal­lis

As­ton Clin­ton, Buck­ing­hamshire

Dr Wendy Atkin (Obit­u­ary, 4 De­cem­ber; Let­ters, 7 De­cem­ber) for the £50 note?

Ian Thomp­son

Welsh­pool, Powys

I couldn’t help think­ing of our old friend Baldrick when I read your head­line “Cor­byn: re­ject PM’s Brexit deal and back my plan” (7 De­cem­ber).

Sue Hoar

Mil­land, West Sus­sex

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