The title quote’s taken from the Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette, first published in 1952. The importance of handwritten notes appears on 37 pages. (http://bit.ly/bpgsnX). In my lifetime, it’s become a lost art.
I still write most things by hand: First drafts, journals, letters, meeting notes. I need the immediacy and intimacy of pen-on-paper to capture what I’m thinking and commit it to memory. Do Kids These Days no longer have access to that part of the brain? How often do you write things by hand?