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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?

Gazza tweets

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?