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On The Menu: Examining E-Mail With John Freeman

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The newly named editor of Granta magazine, John Freeman, joined today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, to talk to hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven about his new book, The Tyranny of E-mail.

“I found [e-mail] was just getting in the way of pretty much everything in my life,” Freeman said. “I couldn’t read if I was attached to the computer, it was changing my emotional make up, and it just felt like it was time to step back and have a considered look at what just happened in the last 10 years with e-mail and how it’s reorganized our days and our lives.”

But the book Freeman ended up writing was not just about e-mail and how much there is to deal with every day, but about the history of mail and “information overload,” which started with the telegram, he said.

Also discussed: e-books and the future of publishing.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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