Email, tech writer John Pavlus explains, tries to do too many things at once: People use it to manage projects, keep track of tasks, have discussions, transfer files and edit documents – sometimes all in one email chain. In the end, it doesn’t do any one of these jobs particularly well. Pavlus explains how emails became a constantly anticipated and frequently hated means of communication, and tells you what you can do about it. getAbstract recommends taking this article’s advice if you harbor a love-hate relationship with your inbox.
In this summary, you will learn
- How email evolved over the years,
- Why you can't stop checking your inbox and
- How to solve some of email's problems.
About the Author
John Pavlus is a writer and filmmaker focusing on science, tech, and design topics. His writing has appeared in Wired, Scientific American, Technology Review and other outlets.