Hands off the electronics! Put pen to paper instead

  • Article by: LAUREN GUSTAFSON
  • Updated: October 9, 2013 - 6:34 PM

First, remember how pleasurable it is to receive a letter. Then, write one yourself.

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rlwr51Oct. 9, 1311:59 PM

Letter writing is probably the safest way to get information to another privately.

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FrankLOct. 10, 13 6:29 AM

Actually this person made a good case for email. At home in my mailbox for every useful piece of mail I get (letter, card or bill) I get about 20 pieces of Spam or more commonly "Junk Mail". At our PO, they have an 80 gallon trash can next to the PO Boxes just for the junk mail. How many billions of gallons in fuel are wasted delivering stuff that just goes in the trash.

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owatonnabillOct. 10, 13 7:48 AM

Heh. Advocating letter writing presupposes that the prospective letter writer can spell. Owatonnabill has yet to see a ballpoint pen with spell-check, and besides that goofball shorthand people use to "text" seems to be pretty much the literacy level of all too many of our good citizens. Besides it looks really silly on paper; sillier even than on the screen of a cellph....(s'cuse me "mobile device"). The newest of our electronic slaves can automatically make SOME sense out of words put to paper (or, more accurately, screen) assuming the writer didn't butcher them too badly, but for many it would be a lost cause. Owatonnabill has seen the attempts at handwriting by supposedly-educated people and all too often what they scribble down might just as well be written in Urdu.

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gandalf48Oct. 10, 13 8:41 AM

rlwr51 - [Letter writing is probably the safest way to get information to another privately.] *** Unless you're in prison or the military...where these letters are opened and read.

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texas_technomanOct. 10, 13 8:48 AM

My 84 year old mother uses email bacause it's easier for her to peck out a note than having to write it out longhand.

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ickyneppleOct. 10, 1310:24 AM

I was thinking of replacing my automobile with a mule but that ain't gonna happen either.

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circleoflifeOct. 10, 1311:33 AM

Didn't I read in the news not so long ago that schools are eliminating teaching the children cursive? How about we deal with that first.

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FrankLOct. 10, 13 2:04 PM

circleof life, what is there to handle with cursive writing. It is an obsolete communication method. If we are going to teach an obsolete communication method to children, I vote for Morse Code, at least they might find a use for it.

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