The Tyranny of E-mail

The Tyranny of E-mail

The Four-thousand-year Journey to your Inbox

Book - 2009 | 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Freeman takes an entertaining look at the nature of correspondence through the ages, considers the consequences of email overload, and enters a plea for communication that is more selective and nuanced and, above all, more sociable.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416576730
1416576738
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 FREEMAN
Characteristics: x, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Mazarine
Apr 24, 2017

This book is entertaining, historically accurate, and excellent. 2 thumbs up!

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danielestes
Dec 30, 2016

As someone whose typical work day feels too much like treading water as I process hundreds of emails in addition to my regular work, I completely agree with John Freeman. But then I wonder, can anything be done to stop it? I fear, for better or worse, we're heading towards a future of instantaneous communication and all the expectations that come with it.

The Tyranny of E-mail is a fascinating history of communication in addition to a critical rant against email itself.

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