Congratulations to the Langley Advance and the other papers comprising the LMP partnership for their brilliant leap into modern technology with Layar. I read your editorial [Future in Layar, Feb. 28 Opinion, Langley Advance] with interest.
It was not that I am about to use Layar. People of my age (80s) rarely have the necessary electronic gadgets to scan the items to receive the wonderful results obtainable. But I am delighted to see the Advance advance into the modern age.
My generation lives in a different era. In the army of the Second World War, very few fellows enlisting could drive a car. Most families didn't own one. None of us who took parachute training had ever been in an aircraft.
Many had only party lines if they had telephones at all.
Trains were our means of transportation, with chugging steam locomotives leading the procession of cars.
Radio was king of communication with telegrams used to send news quickly, and of course, newspapers were still the most informative media of all.
Well done, Advance. May you long pro per in this scientific age.
Mike Harvey, Langley