Handwriting 'thank you' notes disappearing fast
The practice of handwriting "thank you" notes is among the fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain, a survey has revealed.
These days people are more likely just to send a text or email, the Daily Mail reported.
And the spread of technology is not just killing off traditional etiquette, it is stunting our mental faculties, research suggests.
Using a dictionary and mental arithmetic are two other skills being usurped by technology.
A survey of 1,000 adults found 67 percent thought the ability to hand write a thank you card had died out.
Websites such as Wikipedia have taken over the need to look at a dictionary or proper reference book, according to 61 percent of those questioned.
And almost four in ten believe the ability to do mental arithmetic has suffered as people can readily use a calculator on their phone or computer screen.
Satnavs were blamed for the fact that the ability to read a map is another skill that is dying out.
Going to the library, playing board games and sending postcards are other traditional activities being killed off by technological advances, the study suggests.