[extropy-chat] TRENDS: Email is so yesterday

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Thu Oct 5 17:17:27 UTC 2006

Samantha wrote:
> 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 searchable.

Very few companies invest the resources necessary to properly structure
their various sources of "tribal" knowledge. It's very difficult to
satisfy stakeholders interested in near-term gain, and at the same time
put significant resources into something as long-term and ephemeral as

Also, unstructured information such as employee emails can be a huge
liability to a company that might be sued, however frivolous the
motivation might be. 

Theses observations highlight that there's something paradoxical about
the structure of our society and its support and promotion of

- Jef

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