What’s the most important invention from the network came to the world for people’s communication? The only answer is Email.
I will explain why we treat email much more important than IM tools such as GTalk or Yahoo Messages.
In the begining of my first time to meet internet, I find chatting room is interesting, BBS is interesting too, at that time, ICQ is a very important part for the communication among people. 2 years later, when I need to work with computers and internet, I find it’s really not a good idea to keep ICQ online without any “busy” or “away” information tips, I can not force myself on the job in my hand, the same situation display on Yahoo Message and GTalk’s date. After some times, I found that Email is the best tools for people’s communitcation in working time. You may agree with me by the following:
1.Email never break my working. I will never need to response the email like IMs, and make sure I can force on the jobs in my hand.
2.Email is archival. You should find what happened and what is happening, IM tools have logs but it’s too disrupt to find what’s the important.
3.Email is remarkable. I can remark my email by star or different colors by thunderbird or mutt, I can use POP or IMAP protocol both on my phone, desktop or laptop.
4.Email is stable. We do not worry about losing any important messages.
5.Email is controllable. At least you may know how to use Filter feature, that’s uesful when you need to resolve many emails.
The valuable part is doing things well, so force on what are you doing now, use Email instead of IM tools, it’s a good idea, at least, for me and my most friends.