Profound and prosaic uses for the iPhone
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?
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?
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.
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
Dr Wendy Atkin (Obituary, 4 December; Letters, 7 December) for the £50 note?
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).
Milland, West Sussex