By: Randolph E. Schmid (2011)
Link: You never write any more; well, hardly anyone does
“In the future old ‘love letters’ may not be found in boxes in the attic but rather circulating through the Internet, if people care to look for them,” said Webster Newbold, a professor of English at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
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.
By: John Harris (2007)
Link: The Last Post
The ancient skill of letter-writing is dying fast, hurried towards its grave by email, television and, this week, the postal workers’ strike.
By: Christopher Hope (2010)
Link: Letters sent through post at 15 year low
Royal Mail said the average daily postbag fell to 68 million, down from 84 million at its peak five years ago.