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Old 06-30-2011, 09:28 PM   #11
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on a serious note, i think we're confusing the brain's ability to perceive subtleties, form thought rhythms and patterns, and romantically calculate circumstance versus actual telepathy.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:01 PM   #12
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:05 PM   #13
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if your friend perceives a connection of endearment, then yes.

that's all that matters.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
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i do feel a connection when someone sends one to me.

Here's one just because I like you.{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:45 PM   #15
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I lament the fact that we have lost letter writng in our society and now we are losing phone calls too. My kid writes everything in computereze. But at least e-mail and other forms of technology allow us to stay connected if only in snippets. It's not exactly telepathy but it's better than nothing.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:57 PM   #16
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I lament the fact that we have lost letter writng in our society and now we are losing phone calls too. My kid writes everything in computereze. But at least e-mail and other forms of technology allow us to stay connected if only in snippets. It's not exactly telepathy but it's better than nothing.

I have similar feelings on the subject. While I prefer typing as it's physically easier than handwriting, I will continue to use whole words over acronyms and whole, grammatically correct sentences, as much as I can.

(No one need feel obligated to correct my errors.)
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:20 PM   #17
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Typing is also much faster. I could take dictation better with a typewriter than shorthand. I do like some of the acronyms IMHO, for instance.

Still, I wonder how kids today are going to grow up not knowing how to spell.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:58 PM   #18
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Empathy...as close to telepathy as we can get at this point in time...is the next step to telepathy. And some of us are more empathetic than others.

That being said, I love e-mail and the connection I have with my family. We are closer now than we were before e-mail. My sister's don't call, they don't write, but they do forward things...at least they remember me enough to include me in the cc.

Mom, I call about every two weeks and she calls me about every two weeks...but, sometimes we let a couple of months go by. Dad and I have an ongoing e-mail that has been daily since 2001.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:58 AM   #19
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There are a couple of members in my family (no one under fifty) who still communicate regularly by handwritten note, including myself. It's almost like a club.

I've be practicing improving my penmanship while using a fountain pen. It's really so much more expressive!

I recently read an article that, because of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices, they stated a significant number of young people under the age of twenty five can't even read handwritten script. It's as if it's a foreign language to them. That's sad.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:59 AM   #20
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Selkie this is so true! They don't even teach cursive in school anymore! It's a shame, handwriting will soon become a lost art!
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