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It's a shame, too, because I'll probably be racking my brain 10 years from now to remember the details of an event and never really know which parts of my recollection are real. "How did I come up with the name for my magazine? Uh, I didn't write it down, so I have no idea."
There was a time when people used pens for more than writing on sticky notes. They wrote in journals and diaries and sent letters about their adventures to friends. They had to put more thought into what they wrote because erasing wasn't so easy. Great books have made from these documents.
In a world of computers, we're moving farther away from that becoming a possibility. Will we be reading books of compiled emails? Could the best-selling book in 2040 be a compilation of President Obama's emails?
I love what the Internet has done for our generation. We wouldn't have Feather without it, but it's not a substitute for print. Words on paper are important and can be life changing when you're young. Think about the first time you read a Dr. Seuss book. Instead of looking for one to replace the other, the Web and print should live together peacefully. We shouldn't have to choose between one or the other.
So many things are happening in our lives right now, so instead of chronicling it all through Facebook and Twitter status updates or emails, get a pen and write it all down. You can look back at your life in your own words and leave something behind. Seventy years from now when you're dead and gone, your grandchildren could be inspired by your life.
Maybe they'll have it published as a book.