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Pre-Internet: How Did People Make Nasty Comments?

It used to take some genuine effort to say nasty stuff to someone.

If they pissed you off, you had to contemplate it, get a pen and paper, write out your thoughts, fold it up, put it in an envelope, bring it to the Post Office, wait on a line to mail it, and then wait the 3 to 10 days for the Post Office to deliver it to the recipient.

Of course, this type of long drawn-out process also led to a lot of rubbing hands together and cackling with maniacal laughter.

Now it’s trivial to just leave a comment on their blog or on their facebook wall. That’s progress!
Just wanted you to know, me and my friends with nearly the whole school, HATE you.

Letter to the Rolling Stones in 1966 via:

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/09/your-road-manager-needs-poke.html

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  1. […] and access; so many people say things they would never say to your face, with anonymity or not. It used to take some effort to make nasty comments, but now you can just fire off an expletive or three, ignore editing for grammar, let alone […]

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