Email vs "Snail Mail" - Argumentative Essay on Email and regular mail- why email is better

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Before telephones the only way to communicate with each other was to write letters. It took days before the letter got to the recipient and it took days for the writer to get the reply. Then telephones were invented and conversations became instant. Most people loved the telephone and its usefulness but some enjoyed and missed writing letters. Luckily E-mail was invented which allows people to write letters and send and receive them instantly. E-mail is a very effective way of communication.

The critics say that E-mail is not as efficient as the telephone or a letter. They say the problem with e-mail is that it's harder to show emotion then if you were to use a phone. When talking in person or on the phone you can hear which syllable has the emphasis so you know the more important words. It makes it harder to disconnect from being in contact with someone.

Disconnection (in order to connect more deeply later) now requires the greater discipline and resourcefulness (Nixon 677). Nay Sayers not only say is it harder to show emotions but it's also harder to go back and forth. With a telephone it's all instant and you just speak what you want to say. With e-mail you keep having to check to see if you got any and it can really take up a lot of time. The challenge is how to keep technology with a rodentlike reproductive rate supplementary, not something that overruns our days (676). With all that typing it can really do a number on your muscles. The most common is carpal

tunnel but other muscles are affected too. We just sit at the same computer all day long in the same position. No wonder our deltoid, trapezius, and infraspinatus muscles go into revolt (677).