"20,000 metal boxes carrying goods"

I love this unpretentious and dull phrasing, because of course how else would you describe this if it weren't so normal, e.g. to someone a century ago?

nytimes.com/2021/03/26/busines

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Reminds me of that Mrs Kearns interview in Shutter Island.

"""
I don't know the world anymore.

They tell me there are... televisions?

Voices and faces, coming from a box. — He? — I hear enough voices already!
"""

youtube.com/watch?v=DcpUNHl1N9

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