Listened to a ranty discussion by relatives of in-laws about how email is useless and nobody can deal with it, when there's a dozen per day. Pretty soon you have an inbox with thousands of emails, and communication becomes impossible.

Didn't want to get into an argument, and so I kept my mouth shut.

and carefully trimming mailing list subscriptions works for me. I don't have inboxes with thousands of emails.

At one point I processed about 4000 mails per day, after spam filtering.

Communication is difficult. Email only works if both sender and recipients can deal with it.

Free software developers seems good at it. People in business don't.

Switching from email to something else -- Skype was mentioned in the discussions I witnessed -- doesn't help. It just means people keep failing to communicate with another tool.

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