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Maybe it's just a bad example in the article. It seems like a regular conversation between a group of people to get things done in an organization. At least in our organization that type of conversation happens in a quick meeting or some collaboration app link Slack or Microsoft Teams, formal composition of messages is not necessary in those kinds of platforms. Email seems to be an overkill for stuff like this ...

I find the idea that email could be overkill compared to any length of meeting to be hilariously backwards. Maybe it's just the particular dysfunction of my organization, but any meeting between more than two people requires multiple emails to set up.

[ Hello all,

I noticed that there are many logs for blabla the last few days and I don't think that it is normal. I believe the problem is the updated version of gem blabla.

I have opened an issue describing the case in Redmine (#455) in the current version. Feel free to change its priority in case blabla.

Thanks, Lazarus ]

My point is that the above piece of conversation happening over an email is super slow and backwards. Lazarus should just be able to talk to the group directly which a platform like Slack or Teams makes possible.

We clearly exist in radically different worlds. To me, sending that email is talking directly to the group. Nobody at my org uses Skype (our organization's IM service of choice). Email works just fine. If it's actually important and the person or people you're emailing are actually available, email is no slower than IM/chat.

I agree Email is slow is an arguable statement, for email you need to add recipients sometimes CC and BCC carefully plus you need Hi/Hello/Thanks/Signature etc which makes it more formal for daily communication for getting things done. My Second issue with email is, in the above example let's say Bob and Alice have different questions about Lazarus's email and start typing their responses at the same time and send them. Now you have 2 different threads of the email and this can go on and on and in no time you have chains of emails flying around. Let's say John (one of the people copied on that email) is on vacation. He is going to have tough time trying to go through that mess and piece everything together.

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