This I Believe Rhode Island: Utilitarianism
iPad. iPhone. Skype. Droid. Bluetooth. Many of us are old enough to remember that a text is something to read rather than do, tablets had 10 commandments on them rather than wi-fi connections, and a tweet is the sound made by a bird rather than a digital verb. Some of us yearn for simpler days when the word communication wasn't preceded by the letter "e," or perhaps we embrace with gusto today's electronic bells, whistles, and imperative. As we hear in this encore essay, for Caleb Woodhouse the relationship between yesteryear and yesterday is quite complex.
Caleb Woodhouse is a 1954 graduate of Brown University and a retired history teacher. He lives and rides his bicycle in Little Compton, Rhode Island with his wife Alessandra.