It was the best of communications. It was the worstof communications. It was the age of the ability ofe-mail. It was the age of the inability of e-mail.
There have been incredibly gifted writers like Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, and Edgar Allen Poe. They had the ability to color and animate their words, allowing us to feel their inner thoughts and emotions. They were artists who could transport us with ink on paper, causing us to dream, causing us to love, and causing us to read stuff in school.
Then there is a new, different language of e-mail, texting, instant messaging, and assorted social media networks.
You do not have to write like Dickens, Shakespeare, or Poe. But if you are going to become indispensable, you ...