I completely agree. A postal letter will be on its way to you tomorrow.Welcome to the typosphere!
Dear Prof. Polt,Thank you very much for visiting and reading my blog and for your encouraging comment. These blog posts are really, in part, fruits of your typewriter revolution.Thank you!
Thank you for writing so clearly and truly, Rudra. We are trying to spread this awareness, and your effort helps. Thanks.== Michael Höhne
Hello Michael, I am glad that you liked my post. Thank you for your encouraging comment. I have tried to convey my message regarding typewriters and have asked people (who have a typewriter in some dark dingy corner of their store room) who are in touch with me through other means such as blogs and social network, to try and protect these important pieces of history or if they cannot at least donate them to someone who can take care of these. Also, I recently sent two handwritten letters to a couple of acquaintances and the whole experience of writing the letter, typing the recipient address, buying stamps from USPS outlet and putting them in the mailbox gave me a kind of strange but warm pleasant feeling. Will write more on that in a later blog post.
Hi Rudra - Thanks to Richard Polt's post about the Berkeley Type-in I've found your thoughtful blog. I completely agree with the good points you make in this post about the USPS. Like you say, it is nearly magical that for the price of a stamp we can have a letter delivered in a few days to overnight to anywhere in the continental US. "Snail Mail" is a rather unfortunate epithet for such an under-appreciated service. I've been using "Real Mail" lately. I'm happy that I was able to get a bit acquainted with you through the type-in, as well as with Carolee Wheeler, who makes much the same points as you regarding the wonder of the USPS in her book, Good Mail Day. I'm hoping to find your address here so that i can post you a letter also.--Tony
Hello Tony,Thank you for sharing your address. I am deleting your comment containing your contact information for your privacy's sake. I have your contact information saved.