How long has it been since you actually sat down and wrote a letter by hand? Months? Probably years? That’s how it is for most people, which is why letter writing seems to be in its last days.
We have so many other ways to communicate now: cell phones, email, IMs, text messages, Facebook, webcams, and cool new tools like Google Wave. UK cell phone subscribers sent nearly 80 billion text messages last year. Meanwhile, global email use is expected to spread to an estimated 3.2 billion people within a year.