Letters to the Editor

We don’t all love using wretched computers

To the editor:

Re: Take My Job and Shove it in the Recycling Bin, Nov. 16 Capital News.

Thank you (Kathy Michaels) for writing that marvelous column.

What about the hundreds and hundreds of people who do not have a computer or any other electronic device? My neighbour waits eagerly for the newspaper every day as do many of us who love to read the news, not just hear it on the radio or on TV, as well as doing the crosswords.

Newspapers have a lot of other uses also and I hope we never have to go without them. Books are a blessing we can never do without.

Another gripe of mine is that advertisers gaily say,  “Look it up on line,” or “Go on line for more information,” etc. This is very annoying for a lot of people—and not only the ones who don’t have a computer,but for a lot of us who do (look it up) but prefer to use (a computer) as little as possible.

I will not shop at any place that tells me to go on line if I can help it. I think they lose a lot of customers by ignoring a large section of the population.

The other day I commented on the fact that lots of people do not have a computer and was blithely told that there are computers one can use at the library.

So what? If people prefer not to use computers they should at least have the option of being able to contact these business people by phone—most people have one of those.

Businesses and companies should smarten up and at least give out their phone number and addresses as well as their web information.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way and thank you again for pointing out the horrors of electronic garbage.

Elizabeth Mitchall,

Kelowna

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