Back in the olden days of my memory, communication was simple. You spoke to people face to face, or from a greater distance you telephoned or wrote to people. In my childhood I rarely spoke on the telephone. I don’t remember my grandparents even having one. My parents didn’t have a phone at home until I was in my teens. I only ever spoke to my school friends face to face. In my university days in the 1960’s I rang home from a. telephone box. When I travelled abroad I occasionally sent post cards home.
When I started work in my 20’s, it was the first time I regularly started to use a phone, but letters were still the main form of business communication.
That’s all ancient history now. A lifetime away, beyond the comprehension of the current generation, just as much as today’s world of instant communication frequently bewilders me.
As quickly as I learn one way of doing things, it is replaced by something newer still. In fact nothing stays still for long! Emails are the letters of one generation. Texting are the words of another. Mobile phones are the new office desk. Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype, Facebook, FaceTime and Zoom are the meeting places in the clouds,
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