I love this article by Dave Gelerntner in the 29 Sept 03 issue of The Weekly Standard, although I’m not sure I agree. “Is (email) good or bad for the art of writing? Both. It devalues the written word; email is so fast and easy to send, correspondents exchange semi-articulate gibberings without a second thought. There used to be good letter writers, but there don’t seem to be any good email writers (or barely any).” Not so. My 83-year-old father-in-law writes marvelously long and literate emails.