From: Ruthven Urquhart, High Hunsley, Cottingham, East Yorkshire.
PERHAPS I should have been born in the 19th century, as I freely admit to having no desire to do any tweeting, twittering, facebooking, messaging, e-(by gum) mailing or any other variety of “internetting” for want of a better word.
Furthermore, I regularly thank God for the tranquil and undisturbed life granted me by my refusal to conform to the ways of this frighteningly fast and increasingly intrusive modern world.
However, I still enjoy the old-fashioned art of letter writing and, indeed, you are good enough to publish some of my modest offerings.
Premium rip-off on GPs’ phones
From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.
SURELY those GP surgeries that still use premium-rate phone lines (Tom Richmond, Yorkshire Post, October 5) should have a duty to write to their patients and inform them when a new local-rate landline is introduced to reduce charges?
Expecting people to search on the internet is not good enough – most people just keep their GP’s number by the phone in case of an emergency.
What became of free thinking?
From: CF Beck, Lindrick Grove, Tickhill, Doncaster.
WE’RE told that Ralph Miliband, father of David and Ed, was a “Marxist academic”. Ho hum.
Whatever happened to the old-fashioned idea that academics should approach their disciplines with an open mind rather than one tainted by pre-conceived political ideas?
From: Rhys Thomas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
I HEAR Paul Gascoigne is now using Twitter to keep us informed of his drunken antics. Is that wise?