For many months, I have bitten my tongue and kept my mouth shut, but after reading the story ("Hourglass running out for antiquated phone time service," Aug. 31, Page A-14) I just can't keep quiet anymore. AT&T is telling me they can't keep up with the technology needed to continue the service. Give me a break. I have been around a long time and that's the most ridiculous story I have ever read. I have depended on dialing time for decades. Now my friends will be right when they say I don't know the time of day. Come on, AT&T. This is the 21st century; get with it.