Oh, Lon Allan, you make us oldies look really bad when you get your panties in a twist over how much you hate smartphones (“There’s an app for that? Who cares?” Jan 19). I’m 84 1/2 , and I love my iPhone.
Here’s what it replaces for me: phone, radio, newspaper, camera, camcorder, GPS, dictionary, encyclopedia, foreign-language dictionaries, road maps, voice recorder, music player, calculator, flashlight, leveler, compass, wristwatch, timer, calendar, photo album and Internet connection to a truly vast amount of information.
Instead of disparaging this, we oldsters should be marveling at the incredible progress the world has made since we were young.
Mimi Kalland, Los Osos