I can't stop feeling that history is about to repeat itself, and just like some time ago the telephone call has replaced letter writing, it is, in turn,
itself going to be replaced by e-mail.
E-mail is cheap, convenient and saves time
1. ____and the more the former talk about it, the more the latter think they are mad. but then the day comes when they sit in front of a computer and send their first e-mail, and they become enthusiasts themselves. my mother didn't even know how to turn the computer on until I went to university and got my first e-mail address. I didn't have time to write or call, but, mysteriously, I could always find some time to answer her e-mails. she's been hooked ever since.
2. ____every day, hundreds of millions of messages are sent from one computer to another.
and if we wanted to see what they contain, we'd see that very few of them are, or contain, long and important documents. most are very brief, the kind of message one sends a friend on a birthday. they are snippets of information, expressing love and gratitude, or simply short question, sitting in the e-mail box waiting to be answered. you name it, people do it on e-mail.
3. ____while having the written form of a letter, it has the informality and chattiness of a telephone conversation. when you open own archive of e-mail messages, you will see that every message is a quick, informal, subjective, highly personal document. if it's a message that's an answer to your e-mail, your original message will often still be attached, as if to remind you what the question was
4. ____just like formal letters should follow the accepted layout, so do e-mail look alike, no matter who sends them and where from. All e-mail programs give you a template with spaces to be completed with the addresses, subject, attachments, and some space for your message. all you need to do, is to complete those quickly, and then just press the "sends" button.
when he does, all he needs to do is to click the "reply" button, type in this message to you, and send it into cyberspace, which will send the message to your own e-mail box in a matter of seconds. of course, we could use a postcard instead of a computer but who would actually want to go to all the trouble of buying one, plus stamps, and then going to the nearest postbox to send it, just to say, hi there! I've just been thinking about you.
A the literary form is the result of the technology
B people around the world can be divided into two categories – those who use e-mail and those don’t
C an important difference between e-mail and telephone is that you can only talk someone if they’re available to take your call, whereas with a-mail sender and recipient do not have to be logged on at the same time.
D just like letter writing, e-mail has become a separate literary genre
E on condition that the recipient’s address was right , he will read the message next time he logs in
F the web is wonderful but for most people e-mail is what makes the world go round