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!
Letter to the Rolling Stones in 1966 via: