[Air-l] Postal mail and e-mail

Lauren Squires squires at virginia.edu
Sat Sep 3 18:53:35 PDT 2005

It's been a while since this particular request, and it's not scholarly, but 
some might be interested in this NYT article:

Techno Files: Why the Internet Isn't the Death of the Post Office

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:10:55 -0500
  "Ledbetter, Andrew Michael" <aledbett at ku.edu> wrote:
> I am currently writing a literature review on how various communication 
>modalities are used in interpersonal contexts. One modality I am (not 
>surprisingly) finding little material on is postal mail. In particular, I 
>am looking for sources that either (a) address changes in postal mail use 
>with the advent of e-mail or (b) qualitative comparisons of the use of 
>postal mail and e-mail within interpersonal relationships. In particular, I 
>have heard anecdotal reports of e-mail being more "convenient" but postal 
>mail being "special" in a way that e-mail is not, though I have not found 
>scholarly material that documents this perception.
> Does anyone know of scholarly articles that address these issues?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
> ----------------
> Andrew M. Ledbetter
> Ph.D. student, University of Kansas

Lauren Squires
Linguistics Program
University of Virginia

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