There may come a day (not next week but soon enough) that we eliminate email altogether for this website, set up a P.O. Box, and communicate only via postcards for awhile.
Email is a failed communication method. There are many reasons for this; among the most obvious:
Not that email is bad. It does have some good uses---in limited quantities like sending reports, attachments, that sort of thing.
And so, we've decided to take the Pepsi Challenge to that phenomenon known as email once and for all:
|Unlimited length. Leads to rambling, bores the reader, loses the point, and causes people to look for the Delete key.||Fixed length. You've got to fit your entire message on the back, baby! Keeps it short, simple, and sweet.|
|Free. Send 1 or send 1 million. Welcome to the world of spam!||Costs Money. Less likely to be used for 6 billion messages into my mailbox each day.|
|Few people can use properly. People don't know how to use email. Witness: viruses and worms spread around the world in seconds.||Anyone can use. All you need is a pen, a cafe, and a relaxing atmosphere.|
|Loss of time/distance. The Internet has closed the borders! E-Mail has changed the world! That's sooo late 90's. Who cares anymore? A message sent from New York looks, feels and acts like a message sent from Brisbane, Australia. Boring.||Snapshot of time and history. Nothing beats the excitement of receiving a postcard from a far away land.
Except of course, being in said far away land writing the post card!
Questions / Comments? Send a friggin email!
While you still can.