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Please explain why you feel the need to mention that people have sent letters “via the Internet.” Why don’t you mention when they’ve sent them in an envelope, or via the fax?

What difference does it make how a letter is sent? All it does when you advertise that a letter was sent via the Internet is let potential burglars know that the letter-writer has a computer. Or maybe you want to make the writer appear to be some sort of techno geek.

Please cease and desist from this annoying habit. Either mention how every letter was sent, or don’t mention the medium at all. To do otherwise makes the paper appear to single out computer users.

Joyce F. Rosenthal (via U.S. mail)

Rockville, Md.

The Editor responds: We do it to encourage people to send us letters via e-mail. If you had our scanner you’d understand why.