Letter: Which is more important: a cell phone or food? The effects of modern technology on the cost of living

Has anyone considered taking into account the effect of modern technology on the cost of living? So much has to be done online these days. The only way to book a slot at the Winchester Recycling Center in Bar End seems to be via the internet and mobile phones seem to be essential for the majority of people. The monthly charges for these items are not cheap, even with the basic rates, but I see parents complaining that they cannot buy food for their child, but the child has a cell phone. Did we choose our priorities badly?

Sadly, I’m one of many old people raised during the rigors of war, which I wouldn’t wish on anyone, but that means the food on the table is more important than being able to text my friend every a few minutes.

Susan Fairbrother

Byron Avenue,



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