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e-mail at its best retains something unique to the written letter, a tendency towards long, frank, thoughtful compositions that are sent with a lot of aforethought and intention. i think if we fully move towards communication regimes where the importance of individual messages is lessened (a chat / forum thread type thing) we might eventually lose this style of writing and the enjoyment of communicating this way.

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