I sympathise with the writer who found the limited availability of free Wi-Fi and power outlets exasperating (Desperately seeking Wi-Fi for work when outside the home, Jan 14).
I, too, would be exasperated, but I'm mature enough to know that if I consider Wi-Fi an essential, it is also my own responsibility to seek my own solutions, such as using my phone as a mobile hot spot and tethering my laptop to it.
Similarly, if I were thirsty, I would pay for water and not expect the Government to quench my thirst without me having to pay a cent for it.
Digitalisation may move a nation forward technologically, but clearly, its impact on mature thinking is somewhat limited.
If everyone harbours a sense of entitlement and expects free solutions from the Government all the time, what does it say about our people?
What does it do for creating a self-reliant culture where people take ownership of their own problems? If lack of free Wi-Fi warrants a letter to the press, how do we deal with bigger crises?
Michael Loh Toon Seng (Dr)