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.