From hospital bedside to riverbank camp, we can't escape the electronic age. And why would any of us want to? Yes, the technological revolution of the last three decades has its downsides. But there's little doubt that our lives are much richer for it. Paddlers have more to be thankful for than most, too. Whatever the job at hand — staying found on the water, staying sane while tent‑bound through a three‑day blow, or staying in touch with home from the trailhead — all canoeists and kayakers have reason to join in singing the paddler electronic.
And speaking of staying in touch… Keep writing. We'll be back with another collection of letters in November. There's a lot of good paddling to be had between now and then, of course, but if you find yourself with a little time on your hands and something that needs saying, just do it. After all, it's "Our Readers Write."
A little fine print: Although we often ask, just to be sure, we assume that it's OK to reprint any letter you send us, unless you tell us otherwise. (Just put "Not for Publication" at the head of your letter. That's all it takes.) We will never put your e‑mail address online unless you specifically ask us to, however. We also edit letters occasionally for length or clarity, and we add links to articles or other resources wherever and whenever appropriate.
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