[REBOL] Re: Why I Blast Email
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 11-Jul-2003 14:09
Just another $0.02...
(I've been covered up in recent weeks due to a change of job within the
company. Ergo, I've been mostly in lurk mode. Hence my perspective...)
On Friday, Jul 11, 2003, at 13:42 US/Central, [Carl--rebol--com] wrote:
> YES, email is as good as the general delivery postal box at the bottom
> my road. In that regard it has its place but, email should *not* be
> the driver
> of business processes, workflow, or even public discussion (ask why
> weblogs have become so popular over the last few years).
$0.01 : I'd agree with the remarks re "business processes" and
reserve judgement re "public discussion" unless the replacement
equally public and persistent.
> NO, email is not as good as the telephone or a good Internet-base
> communications system.
$0.01 : "Good" is a value-judgement term, highly dependent on the
measures of quality which one considers important. Again, I'd
that email is not as "good" wrt interactivity, reliability, and
confidentiality (when needed). However, a chat-based
environment is certainly *not* as "good" as email wrt
the widest range of participants, including those who'd like to
follow a thread off-line (or go back and refer to content
those behind firewalls, a sufficiently diverse geographic
that not everyone is awake at the same time, etc.).
Optimizing for one measure of "goodness" frequently/usually pessimizes