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Old School

Posted on | October 2, 2013 | No Comments

I love the way technology and old school writing, calligraphy, can be brought together.

So often we think one form of expression has to eliminate another, this is not so.

I saw this on BoingBoing.net.










Imagine using your SMS but with old school messengering?

I love the idea of this being modern day snail mail.

Check out Christina Vanko’s blog

Here is what Christina learned from her experience.

I really love the idea of sharing lessons.

I learned a few things…1) A phone isn’t only a texting device.
2) People like to plan phone calls these days, rather than receive them randomly.
3) My personality shined through so well that one friend texted back “it’s like you’re here with us!”…but then she followed up a few messages later that “it’s almost like you’re deaf and passing notes around in the room.”
4) Having a pen and paper is handy at all times.
5) My lack of a timely response really just meant that I didn’t have a pen and paper around.
6) My messages sent were more thoughtful in the “I used complete thoughts” type of way.
7) You look super silly if you completely ignore all that you learned in English classes. Impeccable grammar and flawless spelling is necessary for a handwritten note.
8) I wonder if a lack of response all together meant people didn’t remember their loops and swoops aka cursive…
9) Writing a message and driving is more dangerous than texting and driving.*This is an educated guess. 
10) We are a culture that heavily relies on emojis.
11) It was indicated multiple times that people feel more “special” when they received handwritten messages.
12) For those who didn’t comment the handwritten responses and continued messaging normally just affirmed that my friends think this is something that I’d do on a day-to-day basis…which is definitely true.
What can you share as lessons from your everyday experience.


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