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glenn gould and pen pals

I have a penpal in England who just emailed me about the 'purity' of a
penpal friendship.  "you know the actual me," she wrote.  "And you knew the
actual 'me' long before we ever met," (we only met once in our entire
lives).  She says that because we communicated by words rather than by
face-to-face person-to-person interactions, we avoided all preconceptions
and prejudices and complexities of a 'usual' human interaction.  
Which OF COURSE made me wonder: what wold Glenn Gould have done with the
internet, email, and so on?  Would he have finally replaced all his
friendships with the controlled environment of email or internet chat?
Would he have exploited a medium of communication that is even more distant
than telephony?