Chuck (charlesofcamden) wrote,
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Past tense, future tense

Scientific American magazine looked into its archives and found this prediction from over a century ago in its July 1903 issue:

“The letter of a century ago has still a certain literary value. Nowadays we only ‘correspond’ or we ‘beg to state.’ It still remains for our children to discard the forms of polite address which have come down to us. The letter of the future will be a colorless communication of telegraphic brevity.”

The modern term, of course, is “e-mail.”
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