It's much better to clog an inbox than to clog up a person's valuable time, I would think. Asynchronicity is good! -John
At 05:51 PM 12/13/2004, Peter J Murray wrote:
>I always have small questions that could be better answered in a chat.
>I always feel a bit of guilt when I think of something to ask, and
>think, I hate to bother these people again and clog inboxes.
>John Gorentz wrote:
>>What can a person communicate via a chatroom that can't be communicated just as efficiently, if not more so, via e-mail? I would not want such a thing used in my shop precisely because the things that should be recorded in e-mail would be less likely to become part of the record. We computer geeks have a hard enough time documenting our work as it is. And why worry about filling an inbox? E-mail storage is cheap these days. I have probably 15 years worth of e-mails around -- I hardly delete anything (other than spam) and it's not in any way a threat to my disk space resources.
>>Each time I touch that chatroom type of communication I come away more puzzled than ever as to why so many people like it. People say try it, you'll like it. I've tried it. Each time I do I like it less. I guess it's just one of the great mysteries of the universe.
>>W.K. Kellogg Biological Station