Friday, March 21, 2008

Open Letters

They Suck.

I have written one (or two) in my blog. I now feel very ashamed about it. Every open letter I read makes me cringe. Open Letters are usually defined as letters read by everyone else except the intended recipient. Mainly because the writer does not have the 'vakku'/ is not important enough to attract the attention of the intended recipient.

I think Rediff started it and Internet based writers use it a lot. The main reason people write it is because they want to say something to someone important. Since the important person is never going to read it, the writer wants at least someone/anyone to read it.

Futility. Desperation. Sigh.

5 comments:

Sriram said...

You have to sign it Alan Smithee. That will complete the full circle.

Jillu Madrasi said...

Ammam, Andha Varsha Bhosle than start panna.

Anonymous said...

You are talking about the open letter that MR Venkatesh wrote to Ben Bernanke...arent you?
Just cant stop laughing at the comments that article recieved.

Anonymous said...

Look at this for instance...

"good lord!
by Satish on Mar 22, 2008 12:31 AM

Ben has just finished reading your letter. He agrees with you entirely. Problem is he didn't get your advise earlier, otherwise he would have completely altered his policies and followed you from the get go!
""

rads said...

You should also do a post on open tweets. Random rants that all 1000 odd followers are subjected to. :)