A true story: Sally works as a marketing & promotions director at a reputable book publisher. She deals directly with authors on a daily basis, communicating primarlily via email. This is by far the easiest way to shuttle documented information back and forth. It is also the year 2005, where one might consider “electronic mail” as common as peanut butter, or even Neil Diamond.
Sally’s been working with an author by the name of Bernard, who despises everything to do with technology, and refuses to use a computer, let alone send or read email. Instead, Sally communicates with Bernard’s wife, who relays the email messages to her husband (one would assume verbally).
Things got a bit more interesting last week, when Bernard needed to respond to one of Sally’s emails. Sticking to his non-technological guns, Bernard hand-wrote a reply (on paper), which his wife then scanned and sent as an attachment.
For some, this interweb thing is just terrifying, mysterious, or just not worth the effort.
The preceding story is based on real events/people, but the names have been changed to protect those involved.