[LINK] It's a mail world
stil at stilgherrian.com
Thu Apr 7 12:14:53 EST 2005
On 7/4/05 11:50 AM, "Antony Barry" <tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au> wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
>> It's a mail world
>> Estimates of the average number of email messages received perperson
>> per day
>> range from about 30 to 50. One survey suggests thenumber of emails
>> sent is increasing by more than 80 per centeach year. The inbox is
>> but don't let it take over yourlife, writes Michael Foreman.
That's amazing, given that the vast majority of people on this planet don't
have electricity and have never even used a telephone.
Oh, by "person" they mean "rich, educated, Western person with a computer,
electricity, telecommunications and an email account." Yes of course. Those
other "persons" aren't really "persons" at all. I mean, they don't feature
on "The OC", do they?
Rather than saying "It's a mail world", maybe it'd be more accurate to say
"It's a polluted water world where there's a good chance your firstborn will
die of dysentery before the age of 3."
IMHO, anyone who thinks "receiving too much email" is a major problem really
ought to think beyond their own selfish needs.
(an educated, Western person with a computer, electricity,
telecommunications and an email account, who's now working
on the "rich" part)
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