Thursday, September 22, 2011

You've Got Mail - Pondering My Love For E-mail

I'll be honest. I love e-mail. I don't complain as some people do about the burden of e-mail.

There is a part of me that grieves that e-mail has lost some if it's interpersonal usage over the past 10 years, and there is definitely something about e-mail that makes it a "non-modern communication form."

Some how text messaging seems to be the recent flavor of interpersonal communication, and e-mail seems like communication for the 30 plus crowd - and maybe even older than that.

Otherwise, if you're using technology, you communicate interpersonally through Facebook, blogs, Twitter, or other similar social media systems.

I see this in the work environment as well. Sure e-mails are a common evil at work, but there's a move to try to set up Share Point, Drop Box, notification systems, shared folder systems, and who knows what else.

But the fact of the matter is - I still love e-mail. It's in many ways the most common denominator (unless the crowd is older than 70 or younger than 20).

Some how this dinosaur "app" is still the thing that works the best. And whether you read the e-mail or not, I love it.

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