This is the balm of Gilead, music to the ears and commonsense writ large.
I struggle to understand how an electronic screen can ever be more helpful than the mark one eyeball - subject, of course, to the proviso that the mark one eyeball can actually see.
Nobody can deny the conveniences created by the electronics, but, hell's teeth, there are limits.
As a young Third Mate I have a vivid recollection of Captain Jack Berry of British & Continental Steamship Company's mv Egret, telling me, " The quickest way to get me on the bridge is for you to ring that telegraph. Use it."
Last edited by Barrie Youde; 13th August 2019 at 20:21..