[extropy-chat] TRENDS: Email is so yesterday

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Oct 5 16:55:45 UTC 2006

On Oct 4, 2006, at 11:13 PM, Emlyn wrote:

> I find that Skype is pretty much like this. We've got ongoing multi- 
> person chat sessions for our dev team in Skype, and I find that if I  
> miss a day or two, when I come back it's all automagically available  
> in the chat history (which is all available inline anyway).
> Our day to day trivial "water cooler" stuff happens in IM. More  
> complex ideas get communicated in email. If I'm really forced to, I  
> might actually use Word to write something up, but pretty much only  
> when required by external forces (eg: a client wants a "document").  
> When people need to really interact, we use voip + gotomeeting (for  
> voice communication + shared desktop).

I have noticed an unfortunate trend that companies seem to have less  
and less corporate memory because not much is committed to documents.   
Email is often either not kept on not formally archived and made fully  

- samantha

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