Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Writing is Alive and Well

In this week's Newsweek, Anna Quindlen writes a social commentary on the movie Freedom Writers. She states:
Ms. G, as the kids called her, embraced a concept that has been lost in modern life: writing can make pain tolerable, confusion clearer and the self stronger.
She goes on to say:
The age of technology has both revived the use of writing and provided ever more reasons for its spiritual solace. E-mails are letters, after all, more lasting than phone calls, even if many of them r 2 cursory 4 u. And the physical isolation they and other arms-length cyber-advances create makes talking to yourself more important than ever.
If not writing (whether it be e-mails or blogging), the internet has made more creation and sharing of stories possible through YouTube, podcasting, and the other forms I'm forgetting. The same reason Time named "you" the person of the year for 2007.

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