The inbox and the shoebox

The inbox and the shoebox

‘He makes the point that between “the inbox and the shoebox”, only one will be “treasured, hoarded, moved when we move or forgotten to be found afterwards … Emails are a poke, but letters are a caress and letters stick around to be newly discovered.”’

Andrew Hill reviewing  To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World, by Simon Garfield (Canongate,  RRP£16.99, 464 pages)  in the Financial Times (18 October 2013).