Alexia hates email as much as MG Siegler. The Sisyphean Problem Of Email is that it never ends!
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Sisyphus
Alexia writes her own version of MG Siegler's “The problem with email is that it’s email”:
“Does the realization of the absurd require suicide?” Albert Camus asked in his own spin on the Sisyphean myth. “No. It requires revolt,” he answers. And no, setting up a douchey auto-replyhighlighting how important you are, another textbook case of Existentialism, is not the answer. Every blogger who complains about email is just complaining about how popular they are. I’m at Inbox 46,761 — a success problem.
The revolt required in this case, before you spend six hours or more of your day in email, is to train people to not expect an answer. And to be okay with calling or finding some other method to get what you need if you don’t get a response. Otherwise you’re the guy sending an email from the toilet.