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

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

John Freeman


There’s absolute confidence that electronic mail is a major phenomenon that represents one of those cultural and technological development. the 1st email was once despatched lower than 40 years in the past; through 2011, there'll be 3.2 billion electronic mail clients. the typical company employee now gets upwards of 2 hundred e-mails consistent with day. The flood of messages is ceaseless and follows us everywhere.

In The Tyranny of E-mail, John Freeman takes an pleasing examine the unrelenting nature of correspondence in the course of the a long time. placed down your shrewdpermanent cellphone and look at the results. because the toll of e mail mounts, lowering our time for rest and contemplation and setting apart us in an endless and lonely conflict with the overfull inbox, John Freeman—one of America’s preeminent literary critics—enters a plea for verbal exchange that's extra selective and nuanced and, particularly, extra sociable.

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