Can Mobile and SMS match the treasured experience of a letter?
15 Mar 07
It certainly can't, although it seems to be going that way. I am glad that my kids listened to me in that respect and I find them writing letters or notes to family and friends when they really want it to be something special. They might call auntie to thank for a present or a visit , but then they will write a letter as well. My daughter is back home with my mom for a year and we talk on msn , send emails.. but we also still send letters to each other.
15 Mar 07
You are correct...feelings and emotions are best expressed in letters before mobiles and SMS came. We can write long sentences and paragraphs to explain something in a letter. With the advent of technology, SMS and mobiles replaced letter writing. While it is true that in text messaging or SMS one can also express feelings but it is written in shortcuts. Sometimes we cant understand what is being said because of the shortcut words written in the text. After we read the message we often delete it. Unlike letters or cards, we have the option to keep and preserve it. For a sentimental person like me, I still keep some old letters and cards that I value.