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Killing The Hydra: E-mail Responsiveness Rears Its Ugly Heads

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As this is in line with my recent posts on vacation and email slavery I wanted to share it. I particularly like the part where one response leads to eight other emails. Boy, is that ever true.

Remember when audio CDs and portable CD players first came out?

In the 1970s, being able to play Michael Jackson on a compact disc was an amazing accomplishment. Until, that is, the following decade when people started to carry on their shoulders large boom boxes blaring Madonna and Daft Punk in public places.

Remember when the mobile phone became accessible to the masses?

This century, men and women could finally abandon those rolls of dimes, quarters, and other phone-booth change. Today, people call their friends anytime from a phone that fits in their pocket, which is why movie theatres have become insufferable with loud ringtones and hushed voices answering, “Hey! Yah, I’m in a movie…”

There’s always a point when a good thing is ruined. The most recent innovation victim? Take, for example, e-mail communication.

Professionals around the world, with the invention of the Internet, could suddenly communicate instantaneously, comprehensively…

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Author: Tabitha M. Hochscheid

Attorney since 1995, interested in Attorney Health and Well Being and related issues for lawyers and the general population. Developer and Committee Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association Health and Well Being Committee.

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