[thechat] Just what the world needs...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Oct 18 16:11:01 CDT 2002

On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Bob Davis wrote:

> >typing out words on a keyboard is quaint, and has its place
> Actually, filling your pen with ink and sitting down to some nice
> bond paper and applying the gold nib to it, letting the ink flow out
> forming the words is quaint.

And also rather wonderful (especially if you have a Mont Blanc pen), if it
weren't for the facts that
a) My handwriting sucks (but then again, I don't handwrite anything longer
than my signature these days)
b) It takes forever to send dead tree mail
c) It would cost the earth (and take forever) to send hand-crafted copies
to every one of the 172 members of thechat.

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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