A recent edition of the BBC Worldservice programme, The Forum, focussed on 'The real vs the virtual'. Amongst the guests was Edmund de Waal, potter and author. Bridget Kendall, the host of the programme spoke, rather gushingly, about how holding one of de Waal's pot allowed her to commune with de Waal himself... I am being somewhat unkind as her response is not uncommon amongst people blessed with, what I would consider to be, a romantic imagination.
Fascinating blog post about touch