“Thanks to electronic communication, letter-writing is a dwindling art”

By: The Patriot-News (2009)
Link: Thanks to electronic communication, letter-writing is a dwindling art

English teachers and stationery vendors acknowledge, anecdotally, what the statistics show: that letter-writing is very nearly, and sadly, a dying art.

In 2007, the U.S. Postal Service delivered 212 billion pieces of mail; in 2008, that number declined to 203 billion, Ray Daiutolo, Sr., spokesman for the Central Pennsylvania region of the U.S. Postal Service, said. This year, the statistics are projected to drop by another 20-23 billion, he added.


3 responses

  1. Sadly, since the computer age, I, too, am guilty of not writing letters. I also admit that my penmanship has suffered greatly, although I write in journals.


    1. Hi Ancient Librarian: All’s not lost. Computers are merely external obstacles to writers who prefer pen over the keyboard. If you write in journals (what a coincidence, so do I!), then your penmanship may not be “suffering” that much.

      Any plans of writing to some friends for Valentine’s Day? That could be a good reason to write beyond your journal! Go for it, Ancient Librarian!


      1. I’ll keep it in mind!!!!!

        Thank you.


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