The impact that instant communication has had on our lives cannot be overstated. Considering all of the innovations that have changed the oil industry, and all others for that matter, instant communication may be the biggest change.
Despite being married for 43 years, my wife and I couldn't have children, so I'm not speaking from experience on the subject of kids. But from the outside looking in, here are what I think would be some of the most dreaded words a parent could hear from their son or daughter:
I have a new computer. It isn’t called a computer. It is called a cell phone. Or as some call it, a smart phone.
There was an item in the news the other day to the effect that the Nixon administration, especially Spiro Agnew, was going to try to get along with the press a little better — at least for the next few months. Such an effort to overlook shortcomings of reporters and columnists is understandable, but it may not be the best thing for the country or even the administration.
I guess it never would have happened if Raymond hadn’t sold his cows. The Star Valley Beanfield War, I mean.