As a student first of history and now of library and archival science, I am acutely aware of an existential crisis currently ongoing in both fields.
Nobody writes letters anymore.
Nowhere, Pico Iyer claims, is the most interesting destination.
Iyer, a travel writer by trade, makes this pronouncement in a new work, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere. The book accompanies a 15-minute TED talk, and runs only 74 pages—compact enough to finish in one sitting.