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Okay I played fast and loose, but I meant this:

By definition of the length of a day, if you are sending any serious volume of emails then most of them are going to be short.




Given the mess long email conversations become, if as CTO you're sending that many short emails I'd say you're using the wrong medium.

A PM tool makes it much easier IME for the team to keep track of, and on top of, messages relevant to their projects, and reference them later.


You have so many assumptions in this response that I'm quite sure you don't know what you're saying. My organization is not a little tech startup with everyone sitting in a room. We have editors, translators, acquisitions, materials, marketing folks, etc. We have part time, full time, contractors, volunteers. We have people in over 20 countries, some working from home, some from offices, some from coffee shops. Most of them use Macs, some of them PCs, at least one person runs Linux.

Email is the universal medium. If I need to search for some history, I start with email since it is the most common. Skype we use for private and urgent chat. Campfire we use for general development chat. Basecamp we use for archivable product decision making. All of those have their uses.

I can't begin to think why you believe all my short emails are better suited for chat, but without context it's extremely, extremely ignorant and wrong.


> I can't begin to think why you believe all my short emails are better suited for chat, but without context it's extremely, extremely ignorant and wrong.

I can't begin to think why you think I've even suggested chat, but hey, jump to your conclusions.

All that remains is for me to thank you for being a patronising bastard, and leave it there.


> All that remains is for me to thank you for being a patronising bastard, and leave it there.

I'm just returning the favor.


"By definition of the length of a day, if you are sending any serious volume of emails then most of them are going to be short."

Or you could type fast.


Someone on the other end has to read that.


Still doesn't follow from the definition...


Why don't you go below and correct Avshalom's misuse of logical fallacies. I was trying to make a point you pedantic bore.


That still begs the question that gmail is meant for a specific cross section of corporate users, instead of it's apparent market of everyone.




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