Here are a couple of things on the theme of hey-look-what’s-coming-back-around :
A 19th C glove with a map of London on it for handy reference offers an alternative to modern GPS and smartphone maps.
Secondly, the author of this post on student response to Pamela suggests that students now might be more comfortable with a central character who documents her life in her letters even as the door to her bedroom is being opened than students from 8-10 years ago. She also talks about her research into some 18th century correspondance which includes some short notes that resemble text messages. It’s a long post but worth reading.