after a long time, i sent a letter (by post). It took me close to 2 hours in compiling, printing, going to the post office, paying for the cost and finally posting the letter. And not the mention the monetary loss that i incurred and the time that the letter will take to reach the other party. Comparing this to the email, i would not like to post the letter until extremely necessary.
Laughing, because I was just typing a letter to Al and my co-worker said "No, you need to hand write it for him. Then he'll know why email is a much better form of communication for you." My handwriting is truly illegible, and my spelling... atrocious.
@sbovio, How is your spelling when writing under pressure? E-mail programs have spell checkers built into them but what do you do when you write a traditional letter as you just promised Al. Remember, he is a traditional kind of guy, which means he wants to see no grammatical errors, the right punctuations and, of course, your handwriting must be legible, another problem for some folks.
Don't let this stop you, though. Knowing Al, if you failed at any of these, he would forgive you and give you some credit for trying. Of course, you could simply write the letter on a tablet PC with a stylus, spellcheck on the computer and print it out in longhand. Technology!
Al, This is a quandary. I agree with what you wrote but I still have to promote this doggone digital thing, do social media (I am tweeting your article and putting it on my LinkedIn by the way), engage with the thousands of EBN readers and all that.
What can a person do? I may have to write you a note with ink pen and tell the world what I wrote in digital ink, which is kind of a double job at a time I share my natural sleeping hours with my computer!
The only advantage I see with e-mail is that I can write one single letter and copy it to the whole world. Some would call it spamming but, hey, so is direct mail at times!
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