“Today, as a rule, our email inboxes fill up with stuff we don’t want: Emails from companies trying to get us to spend more money, emails from bosses trying to get us to spend more time working, and emails from pharmaceutical wholesalers offering solutions to those who find themselves spent a little sooner than they or their partner(s) might like,” Christopher Phin writes for Macworld.
“For most of us, these emails have one thing in common: They’re not welcome. They’re no more welcome than the never ending blizzard of junk mail, take-out menus, and circulars that clog up our mailboxes and decimate our forests,” Phin writes. “The result is that many of us harbor a low-grade resentment towards our inboxes, and that they’re checked out of duty rather with any expectation that there will be anything nice there waiting for us.”
“Contrast this, then, to the early days when you first had an email account,” Phin writes. “Then—at least in my memory—emails were almost always good and interesting and exciting.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re not sure we can even think of what our first email application was (shudder), but the first one we can remember using with any regularity was Netscape Mail, built into Netscape Navigator. How about you?