…old paper comics… the genesis of my reading habit…

Those WERE the ‘GUID AULD DAYS’, as Seumas might say šŸ‘šŸ˜Ž

Seumas Gallacher

ā€¦there are many modern innovations, I sā€™pose, for which the WURLD can be thankful, such as mobile telephones, iPads, Smartphones and the whole range of electronic communication devices which seem to have become transplanted parts of our anatomyā€¦ I see children in push carts playing with cartoon images on tiny screensā€¦ teenagers in clusters, each oblivious to the other, noses pronged into their wifi-laden machinesā€¦ older, allegedly more mature people, congregated around dinner tables, constantly flicking the ā€˜light-upā€™ switch, every five minutes, while lending pretence to communal conversationā€¦ and I think back to when we, of a certain age, were childrenā€¦ none of these ā€˜insta-plug-me-into-the rest-of my-virtual-planetā€™ gizmos existed back thenā€¦ we played games in the streetā€¦ exercised all day (although we didnā€™t call it that) until darkness beckoned us home for supperā€¦ no need for text messages to bring us backā€¦

ā€¦and we had comicsā€¦ in the UKā€¦

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