More and more email that says less and less

Shashi Tharoor in his article published by International Herlad Tribune in December 2001 quotes

It is one of the paradoxes of our times that inventions meant to speed matters up inevitably end up slowing us down. When e-mail first came into my life, I was thrilled. later ….. How I regret it. I get more than 100 e-mails a day, sometimes twice that.

He later concludes

There is an inverse relationship between the difficulty and expense of communication, and the quality of what is communicated. Without even the price of a stamp to deter the prolix, the unmanageable tsunami of e-mail threatens to drown the world in information.

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