The Tyranny of Email

The Tyranny of Email

The Four-thousand-year Journey to your Inbox

Book - 2009
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The award-winning editor of Granta magazine examines the astonishing growth of email - and how it is affecting people's lives, not always for the better. Drawing extensively on the research of linguists, behavioural scientists, cultural critics and philosophers, Freeman examines the way email is taking a mounting toll both on language and on social behaviour. He enters a plea for communication which is slower, more nuanced and - above all - more sociable.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2009.
ISBN: 9781416576730
1416576738
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 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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