E-mail from John to Urs, on BA Flight 285 from London to San Francisco, November 27, 2007
It’s down to the final chapter. We first drafted this chapter the old-fashioned way, for starters, but I think we ought to scrap that version. It was your idea to write this last section by e-mail instead. I think it’s an inspired idea. I’ll start, right now, and send a first message to you, and you’ll reply, and so forth. We’ll sew it together into a chapter at the end. Let’s see if it works.
I’m high above the middle of the Atlantic right now, as I type, traveling from Europe back home to the United States. This seems an auspicious place to start. I’m precisely between our respective homes, in geographic terms.
My friend and coauthor: ...