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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In Support of the Internet

I love the internet! I know there are some problems, but I think if used correctly, it can be very useful.

Because of a website classmates.com, I have reconnected with some members of my grammar school class. We started with just three of us and now we can account for 22 out of 39. That's a pretty good percentage. St. Sylvester School's class of 1953 is getting reacquainted, if only we could find more.

The cost of stamps is going up again. It will soon cost $0.41 to mail a letter and pay bills. I just go on line and pay my bills. I also keep in touch with family and friends via e-mail. It's so much easier, and it's getting cheaper and it's quicker.

I'm going to be better informed for the upcoming presidential race because of the number of newsletters I receive from both sides.

I also receive newsletters relating to health, decorating, diet, etc. All this information and no paper, unless I decide to print one page.

Of course, there is a downside. If I'm away for a day, my inbox is chock full of mail, but there's no junk, no catalogs that I haven't requested.

I'm a big fan of the internet.

1 comment:

John said...

Cathy,

Thanks for sharing your inspirational Classmates.com reconnection story. We always enjoy hearing about friends re-discovering each other and catching up. Connecting with 22 out of 39 people from your 1953 class is very impressive :-)

Best regards,

John Uppendahl
Vice President of Public Relations & Community Affairs
Classmates.com
www.classmates.com/cmo/about