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The tyranny of e-mail : the four-thousand-year journey to your inbox

Author: John Freeman
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Freeman
ISBN: 9781416576730 1416576738
OCLC Number: 232979204
Description: x, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Words in motion --
The invention of now --
All together now --
This is your brain on e-mail --
Dawn of the machines --
Manifesto for a slow communication movement --
Don't send.
Responsibility: John Freeman.
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The award-winning former president of the National Book Critics Circle traces a short history of people's need for correspondence and examines the astonishing growth of e-mail--how it is changing  Read more...

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"[Freeman] brings the reader a fresh, intelligent look at email's infiltration into and influence over every aspect of 21st century life. . . . The Tyranny of E-mail serves as an engaging reality Read more...

 
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