Author Topic: When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.  (Read 1094 times)

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Re: When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 08:24:07 PM »
I was recently having this conversation with someone. Email is horrible, but it has some super powers
- I can register a domain, use that for my email, and at that point basically only ICANN can take away my email address.
- It is a completely open protocol
- It is distributed

Those things make it hard to profit from and hard to kill.

Basecamp is making a go at remaking email to make it more user friendly with Hey.com. Email can be saved. I don't think Slack can.

Cal Newport, Slack Is the Right Tool for the Wrong Way to Work
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/slack-is-the-right-tool-for-the-wrong-way-to-work
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Re: When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 02:06:39 AM »
sh##! He figured it out.


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Re: When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2021, 01:11:02 PM »
I keep fighting my 3 girls to "READ YOUR F-ING EMAIL!".

They cannot fathom that they need to check their emails once in a while. We still get a lot of info from the gov, schools etc. However it is simply not common for them. Just got the middle one a new Mac and first thing I did was to install a mail app/software. They never seen something like that before and still don't get why I even bother..

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Re: When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2021, 05:32:59 PM »
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I keep fighting my 3 girls to "READ YOUR F-ING EMAIL!".

I am proud to say I do better with Lucy.  She now reads the subject.  Working on getting her to read the content.  ::)
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Re: When every chat app in the world has died off, email will still be here.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2021, 06:07:26 PM »
Louise bcc's our grandkids' parents when she emails the kid.  That usually gets a 3-word 'forced' email reply.