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Re: Good-bye for now

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, March 7, 2003, 15:24
On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 05:48:44PM +0000, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> I understand you. Sometimes it is really hard to cope with the enormous > amounts of e-mail that comes in every day. Even reading them costs > hours, let alone replying to them. I really understand you.
[snip] Here I've to recommend yet again my good friend, the Delete Button. It doesn't hurt anyone, it relieves your pain, and here's a secret: nobody will even know you deleted their message! ;-) I suppose this is just because I am currently subscribed to several mailing lists, a handful of which generates >100 messages per day easily. The only way I've ever kept up is to be very good friends with my pal, the Delete Button. (It helps to use a threaded mail program where you can whack an entire uninteresting thread with one button.) It's a shame that most of us don't have the time/energy to wade through every single incoming mail; but we live in the age of Information Overload. There is no choice but to rely on people using the right subject lines so that we can weed out uninteresting (or less important) stuff very quickly. T -- Sometimes the best solution to morale problems is just to fire all of the unhappy people. --