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Email, the Micro-Meetings Eating Our Days – 500ish Words

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I think the author is on to something here thinking of emails a bit like a virtual meeting.

At any given moment, upwards of 50 to 75 percent of the email in my inbox (beyond the spammy stuff or newsletters) are actually to-dos from other people.

The critical issue with all asynchronous communications systems is that they allow tasks to come into you without block. Meetings are limited to time and space, you cannot receive a to do outside of the meeting time. Email however has infinite scale ability to receive work, regardless of your time.

Posted on May 21, 2018

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