There are 588 eMail messages in my Verizon account. 48 are new or un-read messages. The others are those notes which for whatever reason I’ve not yet filed, acted upon, or deleted. Several times a day I check my eMail and do what many call “eMail Triage” — sorting the urgent messages from the important and/or the oh-so-many where I’m listed as a cc: or bcc:recipient. Does this sound familiar? Read on.
If you have the time and are a traditionalist, seek out a paper copy of The Washington Post (Sunday, September 25, 2011) and read the OP-ED piece by Chris Anderson found on page B3 entitled: “Do you really need to send that e-mail?” Alternatively you may cut to the chase and visit the “10 Rules to Reverse the Email Spiral” found at http://emailcharter.org.
If you like what I’ve shared, pass this blog post to your friends, family, and colleagues. There’s no need to respond but you are welcome to follow or subscribe to my blog. “Oh!,” did I mention that Mr. Anderson is curator of the so-called TED Conferences? With all the time you’ve saved yourself and others by slaying that eMail Dragon, well now you’ve time to visit TED.com or to enjoy the Sunday Comics. EOM (end of message).