A Box Full of Old Emails


We know many people collect old letters, especially from loved ones who have passed, but what about old emails? What will happen to our electronic footprint after we are gone? And should we care? NPR’s All Things Considered investigates the humanity hidden in our inboxes.

“[But] people change, people have new experiences, people get sad, people fall in and out of love. People do all kinds of things,” he says. “And if you don’t have the broader picture, the sense that you’re dealing with a real human being who was very complicated and very complex in the exact same way that all of us are, you can distort that pretty easily.”

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →