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Last updated 7/20/2016 at Noon

Reading email has become the least interesting part of my day, although that would have surprised me 20 years ago.

Back then, it was a new and intriguing way to keep in touch, an electronic post office that felt empowering.

Now my in-box is mostly a collection of notices from utility companies, reminding me to pay my bill. It’s a file cabinet, a place to store reminders.

I’m in touch with friends and family as much as ever, or as much as I want to be, but we’ve got more options now. I’m more likely to get a text message these days, or a Facebook message, or a comment on something...

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