Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
# 12:48:00 PM:

Curse of email

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Getting a cold and having a busy weekend, combined with not being at work since Thursday, meant that I didn't really check my email for more than four days just now.

That, I have discovered, is a bad idea. Even with excellent spam filtering keeping the huge glopping heaps of nasty stuff out of my inbox, it took me two hours to wade through the legitimate mail this morning. And then there's all the stuff it's leading me to have to do.

In honour of the effort, I am officially giving in and spelling it email—without the hyphen—from now on. It took me two years after converting to website from Web site, but here I am, joining to modern world at last. Please recognize that this is a big change for me: I've been spelling it e-mail since at least 1983.

Now I can finally stop the tiny waste of effort it has been to write the word differently for work than for my own purposes.


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