How the Shape of the Earth Dictates Email’s Longevity

Posted on November 15, 2012 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

Check out my guest post on the Mesmo Consultancy Blog:

If we all hate coping with email, how come it’s still here?

Planet Earth

In this post I consider the paradox of email’s extreme longevity  (over four decades), considering how much we love to hate it. Like the Fax machine, its antiquity doesn’t stop it from remaining alive and well. In my view this has to do with the earth being (with all due respect to Thomas Friedman) a round planet. Those of us who help reduce email overload had better understand the mechanism underlying the allure of email, so this is an important matter.

But go ahead and read it over at Mesmo!