Letter of the Day

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

And by letter, I mean it came to our offices through the mail, on actual paper, from an unlikely source:

Dear person who got stuck with the job to read this.

I enjoy reading your magazine very much every single month. With each publication that I receive, I am able to learn about the many events that are occurring in our present-day society. It informs me facts, stories, and much more. Every time I open one of your magazines, my mind is able to expand in many ways. The Atlantic is a very good and entertaining resource to obtain knowledge. So if you got bored and decided to skip to the end (that’s cool if you did) all I’m trying to say is The Atlantic is an awesome magazine, so please keep publishing the high caliber information you always have.

Once again, sorry if you got stuck with reading this.

Trent, Age 13

Thanks Trent! And long live print.