Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

March 13, 2013

Don’t be afraid of technology

This is in reference to Royal Rock’s letter (The Goshen News, March 6). There is a day that we use our brains. It’s called today. I change the clocks in my home by hand. I am smart enough to do so without any outside help. I don’t appreciate being referred to as livestock. I have a voice and appreciate that I have a Constitutional right to use it.

I use my brain while using my cell phone and computer. Maybe you want to stay back in the day when your phone had a crank on it but I appreciate my cell phone. I can help a stranded motorist or call for help when I break down.

Technology is the future so you will have to adapt or fall behind and possibly get lost.

Royal, you can use your brain on crossword puzzles, reading to a child, playing card games. You have no need to be on a computer, use a cell phone, etc. unless you want to. No one is forcing you to get involved with modern technology, but you benefit from it on a daily basis.

Maybe if you spent less time complaining you will discover that your world of long ago and the modern world can coexist. Get out, do more and spend more time thinking how the “modern” age has lengthened your life with medical breakthroughs and how much safer car, train and aircraft travel is. Without modern technology we would not be living in the great world that we are now. I appreciate modern technology even more in (cold, snowy) weather. I don’t have to go out to the outhouse. I’ll take the modern world.

— Linda Cripe

Bristol

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