Elitist view shows the real problem

How very nice it must be to live in the world of the woman from Mill Creek who told everyone to “Quit complaining, go to library” in her Wednesday letter. In her world, apparently everyone should be able to afford a computer, and they should also know how to use it. In her world, if you don’t, then you should just go to a class that will teach you how. How very narrow-minded and even borderline elitist.

My mother is busy caring for my invalid father, and has absolutely no time to spare to just up and learn how to use a computer. Does this make her a whiner or a complainer because she doesn’t have the time to spare to go to the library? There are many others in this county who are in the same situation.

In this failing economy, the writer thinks that everyone should be able to afford Internet access wherever they live. Computers are not inexpensive. Yes, there are good used computers for around $500, but to my parents, that same $500 is food and fuel for the month. But, apparently, being able to eat and get my dad to his doctor’s appointments is not as important as having a computer with online access, at least in the writer’s world.

How dare she insult and criticize others who place more importance on family and finances than on owning and knowing how to use a computer, and those who do not have the time in their busy lives of working and taking care of family to go to the library. Like I said, how very nice it must be to live in her elitist little world.

John S. Paul


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