The other day I wrote about the power of the handwritten note. It’s a fading art. In a growing digital universe, it’s rare to receive a scripted letter any more. (As a tip for marketers or for anyone who craves differentiation, it’s a great way to stand out.)
Generations from now, what will be left of our writing? I’m not sure. I’ve had friends unexpectedly pass away and wished I still had some of the emails that were routinely deleted. You could argue that today’s technology will ensure the endurance of the written word. That’s also true. With the ease of copying files and digital lockers, we won’t likely lose a manuscript to history. Perhaps the casual email and note, which at the time seems insignificant, is in a different category. I think much of what appears mundane at the time will be lost.