Outlining the editorial shift on this blog
Necessary, but detested. Treasured, but unwieldy. Declared dead, but more used than ever. Email is a source of conflict and paradox, but as far as web platforms go it’s the simplest one around.
So far on this space we’ve attempted to trace the rougher edges of a service that seems to mirror our lives, in their tangled and frayed ends. After covering in detail the areas in which email seems to underperform, we’ve established that some faults lie with us, and others in the lacking functionalities of email.
Aspects such as time management, composition criteria or proper file naming can be solved with a modicum of effort on our part, and result in clear efficiency gains. The rest, however, seems to demand another kind of approach entirely – if the burden of solving email’s problems lies on the users, that»