[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