Wonders indeed never cease: Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst and noted Luddite, is now pontificating on Twitter.

“Corporate pressure forces me to do this,” reports Plotkin, who has thus far held forth in less than 140 characters on the Republican presidential race and Tuesday’s Virginia legislative elections.

“I want to stress I prefer verbal communication, he added. “It is highly more preferable.” He has an e-mail account, but generally forces someone at WTOP to print out the messages for him.

Do not fear, Plotkin still has his limits: He does not have a cell phone.

“I lose phones,” he explained. “And I don’t like having things in my pocket. How’s this: I don’t even carry a wallet.”