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April 17, 2008 in Past | 9 comments
Matt Flynn: …a quote that I heard attributed to Doc Searls – “email is how old people communicate”.
Did I say that? I feel like Yogi Berra here.
Matt Flynn on April 17, 2008 at 10:03 am
Sorry Doc, I posted a correction. I thought it was at least an insightful post. Unfortunately, I believe it was someone on a stage who passed the quote as yours. It seems that many people may have been quoted as saying that.
Matt Flynn on April 17, 2008 at 10:04 am
Sorry – meant to say insightful comment – not post.
Mike Warot on April 17, 2008 at 12:11 pm
4 years ago In South Korea, email is for old people… we’re all behind the power curve her in the crusty old fashioned blog-o-sphere.
If email is old fashioned… what’s next? Information overload seems to be the way of life now.
Thaistory on April 18, 2008 at 3:50 am
Then, how do young people communicate?
David Cushman on April 18, 2008 at 5:16 am
Hi Doc, hope you’re on the mend. If you didn’t say that I’m sure you’ve thought it.
There’s a standing joke in the mobile industry that the older ceos and directors are the ones on blackberries – because of the email functionality.
For me choice of comms is about usefulness in context. twitter serves pretty well in most contexts including many-to-many, text serves perfectly for one-to-one contexts. email doesn’t hit the button for either.
Guess that’s why we are walking away from it.
The email that survives (if any) will of course be the most open – so web-based will stuff the closed systems of the kind many businesses employ.
lara on April 18, 2008 at 9:12 am
Really old people communicate by actually going over, seeing someone and TALKING. Remember that? I was but a chickadee when we elders would actually use our voices. But the good news is, even when I’m sick, tired, or too drunk, I can still text, email, faceyou, Ping you, and never, ever have to use my voice again. Whew, thank GOD for technology.
VelciaL on April 18, 2008 at 9:21 pm
Chip on April 18, 2008 at 11:51 pm
And (assuming you have enough neurons activated) you can …
Back from wonderful dinner with associates, but followed up with a couple of quick emails with links to expand on the conversation (Stewart Brand at TED, some LongNow stuff, bits on polls vs markets, China etc)
Online tools expand communication, enrich it, elaborate thougths
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