I’ve read a few articles over the past year about people trying to give up email for other options, but as of yet I’ve not seen a persuasive case for what that something is.
I think some tech geeks, me included on times, think that because its been around for ever, we need a replacement. Maybe we do, maybe its just that for what we need it’s the pinnacle already. Yes there are more instant options, and I use them, but an email is not supposed to be instant, its not a conversation. It should be a place to write thought out communications, summarized thoughts, coherent ones. I often find an email an outlet to focus my thoughts and share a consensus from an instant messenger conversation.
I’m not going to say email has reached perfection, but I’m just not sure there’s a better option, nor that we need one. It does what its intended to do, it solves the problem its intended to solve. But like everything else, someone may have a radical idea tomorrow that will revolutionize this whole field, and my opinion.
That’s part of the fun of this time in history, and bring it on. I’ll be the first to switch 🙂