Title

Should You Feel Sad About the Demise of the Handwritten Letter?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-12-2017

Department

English

Language

English

Publication Title

Aeon

Abstract

A lot of people love personal letters now that very few people write them. We have publishing initiatives such as Letters in the Mail and The Letters Page, books such as For the Love of Letters (2007) or Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2014), and films such as Her(2013). Meanwhile, the United States Postal Service delivers more junk mail than first-class; rural post offices shutter; Saturday delivery remains under threat; and we send more than 200 billion emails and 15 billion texts a day worldwide.

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