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Lakshmi Pratury Keynotes
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Lakshmi Pratury Asks Us to Consider Penmanship Over E-mail
By: John Ibbitson - Published: Dec 31, 2011 • References: youtube
This touching keynote from Lakshmi Pratury inspires her audience to think about the dying craft of letter writing and why it’s important that we don’t let this formal way of communication disappear from future generations as an extinct art form. Pratury tells her audience that after her father died, he left behind to her a legacy of his hand writing in the form of letters and journals. It wasn’t until reading through this collection of writing that she realized that no one else writes to her anymore. By sharing some sincere words that Lakshmi Pratury wrote herself for her father’s cremation, she makes a moving appeal to the attendees at this event to consider not giving up penmanship entirely for the inclusion of new writing habits like e-mail.