While surfing the net , I've noticed that the general feeling as regards the disappearance of the hand-written letter , is one of regret … a sense of sadness . According to Max Kalehoff , who works in tech marketing :
"The hand-written letter embodies 11 key attributes :
~ tactile ~ thoughtful
~ permanent ~ emotional
~ convincing ~ engaging
~ purposeful ~ reflective
~ individualized ~ humble
Then mix in context , purpose , author and content . If well-written , it can deliver extraordinary impact . The great thing about handwritten letters is they're impossible to mass-produce . Therefore , an uncontrollable abundance will never be the reason for their demise . I wonder what pre-Internet people would think of this resurrection ."
E-mails are great . They're easy and convenient . So are sms'es … However , there's nothing to beat the excitement of watching the postman arrive with his mailbag and pop a mysterious envelope into the postbox . What's the alternative ? Clicking on the envelope icon to discover that you have 30 spam mails , 10 chain letters and 2 authentic letters (you should be so lucky …) Let's face it , there's no modern digital communication that can achieve the unique sense of intimacy and intensity , that resonates with the handwritten letter ! Well , I haven't discovered it yet , have you ?