Is Writing A Lost Art...

And I Don’t Mean Email!

by Katie and Neala

web design by Louise

When was the last time you wrote a letter? You know, a real letter, one with paper and pencil? You say not since computers were invented?!

All you’ve been writing is email! So now since Palm Pilots were invented, you are most likely one of those people that has one. But just in case you don’t, here is all the info that you need:

 Neala: A Palm Pilot is shaped like a rectangle with a really skinny and small pencil. There are about eight games, an address book, a note pad, and lots more. Also, off the screen, there are the buttons that turn it on and off, make it glow in the dark, and contrast buttons that make it lighter and darker. They’re great!

Katie: You might know that, but there is one thing I can guarantee you don’t know. The joy of writing a long, long letter to an old friend, or just a few short words on a postcard to your grandma. Sending it off and watching for the mailman for your reply. Just try it. And see what comes. Maybe you’ll even start to remember what a pencil is. (Though you still probably think I’m crazy and will go back to your computers and Palm Pilots!)

Neala: Hey, Katie! Now you’re getting the hang of it! You’re right about that last sentence. You really should agree with me, and a lot of other people, that Palm Pilots are in most ways much better than writing a long letter and tiring out your hand.

Katie: Speaking of hands, have you seen your penmanship lately, O Great One? People without all of these newfangled notions (such as computers and Palm Pilots), have EXCELLENT penmanship because they don’t spend long hours writing email to their friends! People used to write long letters to each other, now some can hardly string a sentence together! Try and argue against that!

Neala: Well, Katie, I think that I can prove you wrong.

Katie: How?

Neala: Well, for starters, Katie, the last time I wrote a letter was...does a fill in the blanks thank you note count?

Katie: NO!

Neala: Well, then, the last time I wrote a letter was...well...fine you win. But,

YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE LAST OF ME YET!

 

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