Thursday, February 02, 2006

Another Western Union end-of-the-telegram story

I posted on this yesterday, but Jen Haberkorn of the Washington Times has a nice article on it today: Western Union announces end of telegram services.


English Professor said...

Oh, and I never got to receive a telegram. Pity.

Freud presented an interesting perspective on telegrams (among other things) in _Civilization and its Discontents_. Worth a look if you haven't read it.

Kathryn Judson said...

Dear English Professor,

I never got a telegram, either, and for some reason it feels like I got left out of something. It's a vague and tiny feeling of loss, but, still, well, I'm a wee bit sad to see them go. Maybe I read too many old books or something ;-).

I haven't read the Freud. Thanks for the recommendation.