Tyranny of E-mail

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

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Description

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.

In The 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 Freeman--one of America's preeminent literary critics--enters a plea for communication that is more selective and nuanced and, above all, more sociable.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 141 x 215 x 18mm | 222g
  • SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations
  • 1416576746
  • 9781416576747
  • 1,863,783

Review quote

"A book with a title this bold and provocative . . . requires an airtight and compelling case to back it up. To keep us reading, the book must also inform and entertain. John Freeman . . . delivers on all counts."--The Oregonian
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