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Topic: Writing a Letter (handwritten correspondence) (10/21/10)
TITLE: The Pen is mightier than the Keyboard
By Timmy Boyle
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You were born during a time when learning how to crawl and learning how to type happened simultaneously.
Upon first glance, your generation looks like every other but a closer examination of your hands reveals your place in history. It is hard to ignore the characters A,S,D,F,J,K,L and : imprinted on the eternal callus’ of each finger tip.
Typing is not what you do. It is who you are. And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is your generation’s un-escapable occupational hazard.
Now, I am not anti-keyboard but I do feel its omni-presence has pushed the art of handwriting high enough on the endangered species list that it is presently on the verge of extinction.
I’m sure you are wondering why this is even a problem. After all, computers aren’t the future…they are the present.
Well, after years of extensive research, I have concluded there is one very important reason why putting pen to paper should not only be kept alive but be encouraged, once again, to thrive.
That reason is
<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Due to a <i>very</i> foreseen computer malfunction this letter could not be completed. However, you can receive the letter in its entirety by ordering a handwritten copy.
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