Planet of Phones

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‘Mobile Phones’ by Liu Bolin

Often when I spooned lunch into my Mother’s mouth in her last years, I would ponder how life had changed over her 95 years.

She rode to school on a horse, lived on stoicism during the Great Depression and worked in a munitions factory during World War II.  Mum was 29 when Hiroshima was ‘A’ bombed, read about the first Australian Holden car which cost the equivalent of $733 and welcomed the distraction of the television.

Now, I sometimes ponder how the world has changed since my sister died just 12 years ago.  Dee had a mobile phone and would text messages to me.  However, she didn’t live to see a smartphone. Continue reading