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Oldfashioned methods still work...!

Wow! I heard from someone I worked with 28 years ago. We kept in touch, on and off, over the years, even after I moved to LA and she moved to Oregon, but I haven’t heard from her in quite some time. And then what should happen? Not via Facebook, not via PeopleSearch, but an honest-to-god postal letter arrives in my mailbox. (smile) Sometimes the oldfashioned ways still work.

I should say now I sent her a snail mail letter back, but I emailed her instead, as she included her email address in the letter. But what the hey, I may just send her a hard copy letter too.

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For myself, I love both the more instant modern communication and the slower, more tactile letter writing. Sometimes, I think it's sad that I was born far too late for the days when much of fannish communication went via snail mail.
On the other hand, email, IM, LJ and the like are much, much faster, cheaper and more convenient. I had a conversation with someone a while back, about how the internet makes fandom more accessible for many overseas fans. The ease with which one can distribute fic and vids and source material worldwide is amazing, if you think about it. Off to watch ST clips on youtube now!
>>> I had a conversation with someone a while back, about how the internet makes fandom more accessible for many overseas fans. The ease with which one can distribute fic and vids and source material worldwide is amazing, if you think about it.

Absolutely, it's wonderful. Though people did pretty well with communication "back in the day". It was an Australian writer, Diane Marchant, who wrote the first published K/S story, back in 1974.