girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones
girliejones

In the Before Time

In the olden days, you know, before the internet, people used to write each other letters. And they'd be really personal and stuff and people would keep them. And then, after they died, other people would go through their possessions, find the letters, read them and then learn a lot about who these people were and what they thought and things they experienced.

These days, we write emails to our friends. Or we send text messages to say I love you. Does that mean that we might lose a whole bunch of information about the kind of people we were and the lives we lived? All my love letters are in 800 character text messages and my phone only holds 84 messages before I have to delete to be able to receive more.

What's with us? Do we have no sense for the preservation of history?
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