The self-professed ’email virgin’ Terry Eagleton recently wrote an apologia for his Neanderthal communication style. (Alright, maybe it’s not fair to ascribe him to the literarily backward society of chimp calls. He’s more a Romantic really.)
How I wish the social conditions of the 21st century allow communication to be conducted in pubs only, perhaps twice a week. Yes, if that’s possible I would happily concur with Terry Eagleton and never use email. I would also read two books a week, make my own clothes, grow my own food, and walk 3 miles everyday.
Alas, not everyone is a full professor of the humanities.