07 Jun 2013
Not only has there been a massive change in this method of communication, but there has also been a massive change in the way we communicate with each other through what I still feel are the phone lines. At one time, not very long ago, if you wanted to communicate with people over the phone, you had to find a fixed phone and make your call from there.
Then along came the fixed phone, but only with a fixed base. The handset could be carried around the house and even into the garden. Then, of course, we got into that scourge of modem society, the mobile phone. Now I have to say that Pam & I have a mobile phone, but it is only for emergencies - definitely! Mainly because I cannot foil paying the cost of a call on a mobile phone, when it is much cheaper from a fixed line. But mobile phones have now brought us into text messages. A cheaper version of sending a message than making a call on a mobile phone. And the latest thing, as, far as I am aware, is the WAP phone - with the ability to use the internet.
Now I realise only a few people are on the internet and have access to e-mail, but us whiz kids (?) in the Circle are already communicating with each other through e-mail. Some of us i.e. me, only have access at work, but some have the full gear in their own homes. Now whilst I have everyone's addresses and phone numbers, I only have a few e-mail addresses. Perhaps in this era of excommunication, I should be collecting e-mail addresses. Then next time I print everyone's name & addresses in the Billet, we can have the e-mail addresses as well, which some people may want to use for communication purposes. It could also help if we want to send out some information to everyone between meetings, which has happened on one or two occasions in the past. So if you are on e-mail, either at home or work, could you please let me have your e-mail address.