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 no doubt that electronic mail is an enormous phenomenon that represents one of those cultural and technological development. the 1st electronic mail was once despatched lower than 40 years in the past; via 2011, there'll be 3.2 billion e mail clients. the common 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 unique examine the unrelenting nature of correspondence in the course of the a long time. placed down your clever mobile and examine the implications. because the toll of email mounts, decreasing our time for relaxation and contemplation and isolating us in an never-ending and lonely conflict with the overfull inbox, John Freeman—one of America’s preeminent literary critics—enters a plea for communique that's extra selective and nuanced and, in particular, extra sociable.

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