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The Tyranny of E-mail The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox

ISBN: 9781416576747 | 1416576746
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner
Pub. Date: 1/11/2011

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There's no question that e-mail is an incredible phenomenon that represents a kind of cultural and technological advancement. The first e-mail was sent less than forty years ago; by 2011, there will be 3.2 billion e-mail users. The average corporate worker now receives upwards of two hundred e-mails per day. The flood of messages is ceaseless and follows us everywhere.InThe Tyranny of E-mail, John Freeman takes an entertaining look at the unrelenting nature of correspondence through the ages. Put down your smart phone and consider the consequences. As the toll of e-mail mounts, reducing our time for leisure and contemplation and separating us in an unending and lonely battle with the overfull inbox, John Freemanone of America's preeminent literary criticsenters a plea for communication that is more selective and nuanced and, above all, more sociable.

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