02/07/13 - 11:50am
They just don’t make things like they used to.
Cars, clocks, TV sets, light bulbs — pick just about anything, and compared to a few years ago, it’s changed. Example: our granddaughter, Grace, almost 11, knows her way around computers, Kindle readers, iPods, smart phones and all the other tools of contemporary life. You name it, she’s used it, and feels comfortable doing so.
But when she came upon an old, Bell-era, black, pre-touch-tone telephone, she had no idea how to rotate the dial. What seems instinctive to us older folk was baffling to her.