I’m (never) Quitting EmailPosted: 2011/07/06
interesting blog post…. I think. I don’t know. I’ve actually been quitting SNAIL MAIL forever. I seriously do not open my mail. It’s all crap and litter, bills I don’t intend to pay. No big deal here.
I’m fairly decent at quitting my phone, as in, I rarely answer it.
But email? Seriously, never. It’s definitely my favorite mode of communication. I get to write what I want on my own time & think about it. I don’t fall over my words. My thoughts ring clearer.
Maybe that dude should consider giving up twitter. No wonder he is sick of text-based talk; he not only tweeted on and on and on about quitting email, then even blogged about it. I’m not surprised dude. I feel like quitting email is a lot more self-absorbed than quitting, say, blogging, tweeting, facebooking, google-plussing (what the hell is that going to be called?), etc. I’m sure my work would be really stoked if I was all “oh the one way to get ahold of me? NOT GONNA HAPPEN YO. Now let me go tweet about this and write a blog. Yes I am writing all over the internet, but no I cannot write back to you.”
I think email might not be this dude’s problem. I think it may be the all-encompassing internet. If I had a friend or coworker like him, I would continue to text communicate with him, but shove everything over several word-jammed, hardly literate tweets. Or send them actual letters inviting them to shit that would surely be over by the time they actually received it.
But I’m a total dick like that.