Snails flying by
Snail mail has become a despised media. While I still held long conversations at a distance written with ink on paper, with latency measured in weeks and not in milliseconds, that’s basically history now. Snail mail is where invoices are received. Ocassionally, a joyous invitation finds its way into my mailbox… But its regular use has been almost completely abandoned.
Which probably makes it more striking and more of a surprise to receive a very short note of a good friend living far away just stating a very warm greeting.
(of course, the paper was not GPG-signed, but I’ll have to believe it was sent by him ;-) )
(Oh, about the title: The card is a print of Don Nisbett’s «Fly By», which recreates Ilwaco, Washington’s panorama)
gwolf 2010-04-15 07:29:05
I set the challenge, up to you to give a response ;-)
R 2010-04-14 15:48:00
If you know of a way one can pgp-sign one of these, you know I’d be geeky enough to try it next time ;)