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Old 13th August 2019, 20:09
Barrie Youde Barrie Youde is online now  
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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."

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