Modern-day luddites should shun all high-tech conveniences
Since some 95 per cent of BC Hydro customers have accepted the new smart meters and the five per cent of hold-outs will eventually move; time is on the side of BC Hydro having 100 per cent of customers on smart meters.
If a minority of modern-day Luddites want to stick with obsolete meters, it is their choice and they are welcome to it. Just don’t expect the majority of BC Hydro customers to pick up the tab for additional costs as a result of their phobia against technology.
If letter writer Ernesto Martinez refuses to pay the extra cost for his analogue device, he should be prepared to wash his clothes and dishes by hand and go back to the old-fashioned candles and kerosene lamps. As a near octogenarian, I remember them well.