If you’ve ever struggled with the etiquette of ‘meeting’ new people via e-mail, and the phrase ‘nice to e-meet you’ makes you want to weep, here’s the ideal solution, courtesy of the sublime webcomic XKCD.

XKCD is always guaranteed to brighten our day – and for added publishing topicality, its creator Randall Munroe will be over in the UK soon as part of his book tour.