The writer of this passages is writing to discuss the pro’s and con’s of e- mail. As he
begins to think about e-mail, he sees many different ways in which he hates it. The more he
thinks and reads upon his mail his opinions
then change from hate to like. The authors opening
statement of this passage is very evident in the way his emotions drastically change from one
paragraph to the next.
Upon arriving home from a vacation Leonard is greeted with 1,218 e- mail messages.
One might say he was pleased with all the attention. Looking deeper into all of the mail he
realizes that most of it is junk, by this time there were only seven messages worth reading. Thus
Upon his disappointment , he comes to the conclusion “a mail sucks!”
As he begins to read the last seven messages, his feelings begin to change. One of the e-
mails was from a long distance friend he had not seen in years. Reading farther, he discovers a
hot story tip and a job offer. Now his conclusion has changed, and he no longer dislikes e-mail,
but now he states “e-mail rocks!”
As the writer goes on he recalls how this mother was the one who helped him get started
with e-mail. With that, being a memory in his life, he then realizes that as with everything e-mail
has its goods and bad’s, up’s and downs? Upon this feeling it would be safe to say, as he did, e-
mail is something you cannot live with or without.
Leonard realizes that e-mail will always be America’s number one interest. He gains this
statement from understanding that there are more than 225 million people who have e-mail. In
the end the author realizes it is up to you to decide the way you feel about e-mail. One time you
read your e- mail it is a “blessing” upon the next a “curse.”