Lost art of writing
An ode to the fountain pen

Today’s campfire talk …

Is about the lost art of letter writing.

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Remember the good old days when you’d get a non-bill in the mail?

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Summary: Email promised to revolutionize and usher in a golden age of letter writing. Thirty years later, it’s overwhelming effect seems to have unwittingly killed the handwritten note. Was there ever a better feeling than opening the mailbox and seeing a “non-billed” (i.e. a handwritten not from a friend) inside? And how many times did such a letter inspire you to sit down with paper and pen and put your thoughts to a sheet or two and send them off. In hindsight, it couldn’t be more clear: email didn’t usher in a golden age of letter writing, it ended the epistolary epoch dead in its tracks.

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