Sad that young don't write letters
I TOTALLY agree with Philip Gannaway from Speedwell when he states that there is a large percentage of individuals who are being completely sidelined and even ignored just because they choose not to use computers – for whatever reasons. Try booking a holiday or getting on a plane if you are computer illiterate.
As for letter-writing, I recently heard an old, well-loved record from the Fifties called Love Letters by Ketty Lester. I listened to the words; "Love letters straight from your heart, keep us so near while apart, I memorise every line and I kiss the name where you sign". Today's youngsters will know nothing of this excitement – they are hardly going to kiss an email or a rubbish text on a phone or even a stupid tweet are they?
It is such a pity that being taught to write letters at school now seems to have been deleted from the curriculum. Perhaps the pupils can only be taught if the teachers themselves know how to write letters rather than texting with atrocious spelling.
The one drawback I find with letter- writing these days is the exorbitant cost of postage (especially when letters are sent but not published).
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M H Tucker (Mrs)
I WOULD like to fully support the comments made by Philip Gannaway of Speedwell (The Post, December 21) under the title "I am an outcast of the computer age".
I for one don't want a computer and it is much better to write a nice letter to a friend and post it in a letterbox.
I have noticed with concern that some of the items purchased in shops do not have the name and address on the box (only email address).
Letter-writing is a great art and very skilful and I do wonder how many school children have pen- friends in other parts of the world. Also there are many problems with computers, especially among children.