It seems my computer address is a super magnet for all kinds of mail I do not solicit from companies trying to save me money by spending a lot more. From furniture companies, to drug stores, to save yourself from a heart attack, to face lifts, to lose weight, to tighten the skin on your face and so many more that are using this style of communication to sell their wares. I just go to my Outlook Express and select all…all the emails are now bunched in a blue box…click on that and delete will come up, click delete…fini. When it comes to the telephone, the marketers are actively going on with their spiel even as you pick up the phone cradle to answer. I never answer the phone, instead when it rings four times my recorded voice comes on telling the caller to leave their name and phone number and I will call them back. 99 percent of the calls never respond to my request. Recently, I received a call-back on my car they want to check the air bag system and possibly replace some parts. When finished…they will give you a list of things that should be done to your car. As the original owner, I know what my car needs done or does not need done…another way these companies try to get you to spend money that you do not need to. All the above forms of trying to get you to save money by spending money is part and parcel of our modern living of today. Sometimes progress takes away from your life things that were interesting and worth reading in the newspapers. Today, the TV blasts 24 hours a day repeating the same news over and over. I often turn off the sound and just let it run 24 hours a day. Living alone with a cat once in a while will make you hunger for the human voice, other your own. One commercial in particular (if the voice is on and not muted) will get muted instantly…the guy selling the pillows that do so much good for you…buy one and he'll send you one as a gift. I'm sure you'd have an extra charge for shipping and handling. In the real old days, when ordering through the mail all you did was pay for postage. We live in a world of today…reflecting to save money you have to buy. We call this progress.