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Editor's Notebook
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Fri Dec 9, 2011 08:15 AM CST

As a matter of principle I dislike writing about things I don't understand, but now and then we all stray from principle. In the late 1970s, as a Washington-based Wall Street Journal reporter with a beat that included the U.S. Postal Service, I did a long piece on electronic mail. Experts had told me it was coming. When it came, they said, the Postal Service would suffer because people would send fewer letters the old-fashioned way. That's what I wrote.

Time bore my prediction out, but that's beside the point. When I wrote the piece I didn't have a computer; ...

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