I stumbled on the following Techcrunch article on Twitter earlier, and an inner questioning rage burst inside of me.
I see everyday people talking about attempting, achieving, or goving up on inbox zero. I see people in companies who are stuck with hundreds of unanswered requests in their inboxes. And important discussions and deadlines missed because of the email overload, trying to respond to everything, using a not-so-scalable-and-traceable tool.
So seeing this new app, aiming at becoming your children’s first contact with emails, I’m afraid we’re about to format their minds instead of focusing on the next generation of tools and devices to tackle this issue. Leave logistics behind: there is work to do!
hi there… sorry if i don’t get back to you right away, however sometimes email can be a challenge. I’m working on solving this by attempting to clone myself multiple times, but so far most of them are lazy slobs just like me, sigh.
In addition to the regular challenge of email i’m traveling out of the country for the next week leading our http://GeeksOnaPlane.com trip to Latin America. if an urgent response is needed plz put a respond by date in the subject line so i have a better chance of catching it.
if it’s URGENT, and/or you are a 500 Startups investor, founder, mentor or partner, or if we are in the middle of a deal, then PLEASE give me a call or text if you have my phone #, or read below for more info on how to get in touch with me. OR YOU CAN SEND ME AN ALL-CAPS EMAIL AND I MIGHT READ THAT. or i might not.
fyi, timezone for Brazil & Argentina is here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=233
if you’d like, you may be able to reach the right team member or get in touch with me faster by filling out this form: http://awayfind.com/500startups
for completely unproductive & NSFW images & videos, go here: http://9GAG.com/
if you’ve read this far, you are very dedicated. i encourage you to spend less time reading my auto responder, and more time reading a good book or playing Angry Birds.
- dave mcclure
Email is so broken…
I keep having conversations about email with various friends and colleagues.
Unlike the social feeds we use everyday, incoming email is not limited by folks that you explicitly follow. Anyone can leave you an email. Imagine if social apps worked liked that!
One very successful founder told me…