I began wondering last night how life would be without email.
I began wondering what it would be like to choose to go a month of normal life without access to email except for business/bulk mail-outs. Could I do it?…
Email is easy, convenient and accessible. It is great for conveying information quickly and simply. But it is becoming somewhat ubiquitous and probably getting used in a way that it means it is now actually detracting from personal relationships.
I wonder what it would be like to have to get on the phone every time I wanted to tell someone something or ask a question. I imagine it would result in some increased level of relationship amongst us because we would have to (at least out of politeness) ask about each other’s lives.
It would be more time consuming not to have email. But then again maybe I would just be content to relate to fewer people…
At times I feel quite overwhelmed with the number of people in my life, so it is easier to fire a quick email and wait for a reply rather than make a phone call and talk. I love email because it has given me the freedom to do that.
Occasionally I wonder what a non-email life would be like. I have been wondering what it would be like to get an auto-responder to tell people ‘Hamo is off email for Feb. You’ll have to phone him if you want to get him!’.
I’m not sure I could do it.
Or maybe I will” I’ll let you know!