Send : The How, Why, When, and When Not , of Email Paperback
Ever wondered why we don't talk anymore? Or why you never seem to be able to get anyhting done at work? And why your boss is driving you mad? Answer: Email In a short period of time, email has taken over our lives.
But it is such a new form of communication. Is it any wonder that we haven't figured out how to use it yet? Send is a book so utterly necessary, it is almost impossible to imagine having survived without it.
It explains the cultural implications of email and offers top tips on how to make it work FOR you, rather than AGAINST you.
It might even prevent you from sending the email that could land you in jail.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/05/2007
- Category: Email: consumer/user guides
- ISBN: 9781841959948
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Review by dmcolon
Send is a rather brief introduction to email; sort of an Emily Post for the internet. On the whole, it's an quick and reasonably pleasant read, but I didn't get anything profound from it and yet I rather liked the book. It had an Aristotelian thoroughness to it and covers many different types of email and the details of email construction. As such, I think it may be a better reference than it is a work of literature. It all seems rather like common sense to me, but perhaps my humanities background biases me. For the more techie types, there might be a more practical use for Send, but I'd hesitate to apply anti-social, low emotional intelligence to those people (which, of course, I just did). On the whole, then, the book won't help much for those who have mastered the basics of letter writing under the old-school education system. For those who perhaps didn't have to live through that system, however, this book might prove to be of infinitely more value.