Computers: Love Letters

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The Independent Online
I ENJOY your page very much, particularly the articles which prove that I am not the only person to feel inferior to her computer. It is a pleasure to read articles written for the average person in plain English. The enclosed poem points out one area where computers fall short of more traditional methods.

I am sending this letter by 'smail mail'

Regardless of how long it takes There are relays of snails across country Rushing ventre a terre in their haste.

I know that it's quicker by E-mail

Fast replies are part of its art

But a fax or a computer print-out

Can't be carried, warm next to my heart.

I don't want love filtered by modem

I don't want love spread on a screen

I want to receive it on paper

Pressed warm where your hand has been.

Doreen Pearce


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