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Loss of e-mail is worse than divorce

 
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"A week without e-mail is more traumatic than moving house or getting divorced, say techies."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3104889.stm
 
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I am living that feeling right now! No e-mail!

But why would anyone want e-mail more than a month old ?


About half of the managers quizzed said it would be difficult to locate and retrieve a particular e-mail on the system.
And tracking down an old message could be virtually impossible. Only a fifth said they could recover an e-mail from further back than a year.


E-mail should be forcibly deleted everywhere after at least a month. Ther e is enough junk in the world as it is.
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:

But why would anyone want e-mail more than a month old ?
E-mail should be forcibly deleted everywhere after at least a month. Ther e is enough junk in the world as it is.
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month old .. sometimes one has to search for year old e-mails.
Especially if you are on maintenance project, and the client's requirement has changed after 3rd release.
Yes it should be documented, it is documented.
But mails are much faster and quicker way to understand the changed requirement, when client again want to change his changed requirement.
Now thing is one should not keep all mails. One should be able to see the importance of mail and then decide to archive it.
 
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Yes it should be documented, it is documented.
But mails are much faster and quicker way to understand the changed requirement, when client again want to change his changed requirement.


The requirement should be accepted by all parties and captured and signed off in documentation. E-mails, (UML models also apparently) should be treated as a transient medium like speech. Whether having your speech faculties cut off is as traumatic as divorce, I guess it is.
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[ September 02, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
 
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Those who answered that way.
a. Have never had a meaningful marriage.
b. Do not have a life.
c. All of the above.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Stevens:
Those who answered that way.
a. Have never had a meaningful marriage.
b. Do not have a life.
c. All of the above.


By the time you get to divorce, even if one's marriage at one time was quite meaningful, it no longer is. Still, I don't see how losing email could be more traumatic than a divorce in any situation outside one of those weekend Vegas marriages.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Stevens:
Those who answered that way.
a. Have never had a meaningful marriage.
b. Do not have a life.
c. All of the above.


and I think just opposite.
Their marriage is going so smooth that they never need to think about trauma of divorce , for them losing e-mail is much more painful then losing life partner[coz they never think of that.].
[ September 02, 2003: Message edited by: R K Singh ]
 
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Perhaps the moral of the story is that some techies care more about their technological relationships than they do about their human ones. Not a flattering portrait, to be sure, but hardly shocking.
 
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Hello,
I think it depended on the company strategy. If you are dealing with global company or a company that stretches into more than one time zones, yes email very important. If you are dealing with local company, could you just call the other party and record the conversation for deep information analysis like our parents did. Old emails should be treat as data, company should responsible for backing up properly. One time I have to retreat 3 years old email for my legal department.
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Originally posted by R K Singh:

and I think just opposite.
Their marriage is going so smooth that they never need to think about trauma of divorce , for them losing e-mail is much more painful then losing life partner[coz they never think of that.].
[ September 02, 2003: Message edited by: R K Singh ]


Good Point.
 
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