A trail of smart-alec e-mails...
Although history will not be greatly diminished, reminders like this of our pathetic personal literary legacies are depressing. Still we can admire letters such as these 1100 between John and Abigail Adams during their long lives and marriage.
Of course, today we derive much information from such missives. Tomorrow's researchers will simply google the facts or watch/hear them from archives.
Still, what consummate respect they had for language! An example.