over the past few years. i have noticed the trend of blogging grow exponentially. the internet is a fabulous thing indeed, with it comes the ability to send a message across the globe within seconds. think about that for a moment if you will. 1000s of miles travelled. one small message. reaches it’s destination in under a minute.
and once it reaches it’s destination, we wait… and wait… for what seems like an eternity — for a reply. it is common in many businesses to try and reply to an email one receives in under 24 hrs. where i work – during work hours, we need to reply no later than 2 hrs. so why is it that once long ago; for me it seems more like eons ago. we would sit down and write a letter, send it off with the correct postage. and hope that it would arrive at it’s destination in a couple of days. that was a message written with ink.
today we are lucky… lucky, unlucky and spoiled actually. we no longer wait for the mail like we once did. not that we don’t utilize the mail system anymore. we just don’t rely on it to the extent we used to. the fact that things can happen so quickly makes us pretty lucky. i hear that in china there are monks that use pdas to remind them of ritualistic happenings, as well as a communications device. ponder that for a minute.
as i sit here in my home office probably 100’s if not 1000’s of miles away from wherever you are. i am [hopefully] communicating with many people. people i most likely will never meet & this is all happening at pretty much the same time, and best of all almost for free. i guess while i feel the loss of the personally written note. i could have never done before – what i am doing now. so i guess everything evens out in the end. i am a web techie type of person, i love technology. and while i miss the personal touches of a well penned letter, with brilliant blue ink [my favorite ink color]. i must admit the things we can do now, the fact that i can even type this is very cool, and to think that this was all written – without ink.