Re: E-mail: How does it affect our work?

Subject: Re: E-mail: How does it affect our work?
From: Worthington <debral -at- FALCON -dot- CC -dot- UKANS -dot- EDU>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 17:35:01 -0500


I feel that E-MAIL has made life a lot more impersonal. This is BAD for
society, BAD for our kids, but nevertheless, FUN to play with.

Go figure!

Jack Worthington
Intellex Systems
1909 West 3rd Terrace
Lawrence, KS 66044
debral -at- falcon -dot- cc -dot- ukans -dot- edu


On Sun, 17
Sep 1995, Kris Olberg wrote:

> I am interested in hearing opinions/observations on how e-mail has changed
> our lives. Here are some of my observations so far:

> * e-mail has revolutionized the way we interact with others at the office. I
> have less face-to-face contact with my coworkers, which results in less
> casual conversation, which results in less interest in them personally. So
> what's the issue? Were we hired to interact socially/personally or do a job?
> Are social and professional interaction separable to any great degree?

> * e-mail certainly saves time.

> * e-mail may enhance new or existing communication problems. Although I am a
> better communicator on paper than I am in person, I think that most others
> are exactly the opposite (IMHO). What does everyone else think?

> * e-mail "ties" me to my machine. If the network is down, I am 'netless.

> Any other issues surrounding e-mail?

> Regards...Kris

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