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[REBOL] Why I Blast Email

From: Carl:rebol at: 11-Jul-2003 11:42

Sorry guys. I disagree. Email is evil. I've been using email now for 25 years. It was once useful to me, but it's really a problem for me these days. It could be that I'm just biased because I get a thousand spams a day (good thing I've got REBOL filtering it for me, our I'd spend all day on it.) Maybe I'm also biased because email programs like Outlook and Eudora open emails and fetch http image links without my permission, so I cannot use them. Maybe I'm biased because our biz contacts and lawyers send us confidential docs unencrypted, and I constantly have to remind them not to. Maybe it is the fact that my investors call and ask what I thought of a doc that I never received because email is not a reliable delivery system. YES, email is as good as the general delivery postal box at the bottom of 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). NO, email is not as good as the telephone or a good Internet-base communications system. IMMHO, -Carl