A lot of us think managing email is a full-time job. But only John Freeman found the time to write a book about it. Freeman’s The Tyranny of E-Mail is a 250+ page cry for help told through a detailed history of human communication. Freeman takes us through the unsettling acceleration in daily life that came with the introduction of the railroad and the telegraph and concludes that e-mail is stealing years off our lives. Things don’t appear to be slowing down. Had he waited a couple of years to write the book, he could have called it The Tyranny of Texting.
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