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Another method of communication ends

Very few people write actual letters nowadays. I can't remember the last time I received an actual, hand written letter. I think the last letter I wrote occurred something around age 10. The only exception is christmas cards, and even those are now coming off an inkjet printer. So I was a bit saddened to read that Western Union has discontinued sending telegrams. Granted, with fax machines and email, its time has come. Telegrams: the original electronic instant messaging system.