I'm a digital dinosaur all ready for a makeover

I laughed because my son did not know how a coin-operated public phone works. But he has more cause to laugh at me because I don't know how to use Netflix

My son had no idea how a public phone worked until recently, when his primary school got three of them installed in the canteen.

It caused a stir among his schoolmates and many stood in queue to try these cutting-edge gizmos that allow you to communicate with people far away.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'I'm a digital dinosaur all ready for a makeover'. Print Edition | Subscribe