January 27, 2005
The Rumors of Email’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Part III
Now it’s Groove Chairman Ray Ozzie saying that email is toast, since his kids use IM as their preferred channel, relegating email to something to be avoided since it’s only from parents or teachers.
Um, ok. What about bosses and clients and colleagues? You may not want to hear from them, either (especially that pesky boss), but I’m still struggling with the argument that because kids aren’t addicted to the medium, it will surely die. Kids eventually grow up and do things differently than they did when they were kids. Perhaps email is one of those things you have to grow into when life isn’t (regretfully) just about chatting with your friends?