Project 1 - 2/6/08 WRT 105 Section 0005 Lisa Magnuson...

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2/6/08 WRT 105 Section 0005 Lisa Magnuson Presently e-mail is one of society’s most common means of communication. In the article “We’ve Got Mail – Always”, author Andrew Leonard uses his own experiences combined with history and facts to show how e-mail has evolved to become both a blessing and a curse. Leonard believes that e-mail is convenient, saves time, brings us closer to one another, and helps us manage our complex lives. However, he also believes that it isolates us to our computers, is a waste of time, and adds more complexity to our already complex lives. With an e-mail account, one can effortlessly compose and send a message within minutes and the recipient can respond whenever it is convenient for them. The author mentions in the article how the birth of his first child put a great amount of pressure on his career while trying to raise his family. The Internet and e-mail alone allowed him to continue his writing without ever leaving the house. Comparably, Leonard’s uncle contracted Parkinson’s disease and was only able to communicate with
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