From David B in England:
Your recent Byte reminded me of a quote from Pope (Alexander that is, not the Pontiff):
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope’s couplet translates to “Don’t be the first person to try something that's new and don’t be the last person to hold on to something that's old.”
Good advice in respect of mobile telephones.
From Dianne M in Holland, in respect of the colonoscopy post:
Congratulations on your colonoscopy and better still that you got the big OK.
I had it done and the description from Dave Barry was so correct and so funny how he described it but, when you’re told you passed with flying colours, you feel great.
Keep up the good work and good health.
A colonoscopy joke:
I had to go to the hospital for a gastroscopy today. There were three other guys in the waiting room.
The doctor came through and explained what has happening to the four of us. He said that I was having the gastroscopy, which is the camera down the throat and the other three were there for a colonoscopy, which is the camera up the butt. He then asked if any of us had any questions. I said: “Yes. Can I go first?”
From Tobye P in the US, in respect of the short story “Appointment With Love” by S L Kishor:
Wow! Very O Henry like! I’m not sure why people want to denigrate sentiment-maybe it makes them feel too vulnerable.
Great story, thanks for sharing!
There’s a longer version!
He was holding a Somerset Maugham book-“Of Human Bondage”.
Thanks to those readers who give me feedback, it's nice to know that the posts are being read.
Some street sculptures: