Email with Care

April 23, 2008

Midway through a strident email exchange with two college friends about faith, religion, and the evil that is religion, I pointed out that email was certainly not the medium in which to carry out such a discussion.  At this point, the email exchange was 20 messages deep or so.  My contribution to such a fustercluck, exactly two messages.

Somewhere around the 40 message mark, it all came to a blissful conclusion, but of course, with nothing really solved or even understood by either party.  Just the ranting over.

So isn’t it apropos that I run across the following site, quite by accident, with an article entitled “Email With Care.”  The message?  Manage your time and your relationships by using email carefully, and saving those tougher conversations for face-to-face contact, or at least over the phone.  As such, I’ll be prepared the next time, hopefully before the email thread hits the 10-message mark!



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