Much is said about how the Internet has changed our communication habits, such as shifting communication to email and text messaging versus pen and paper letters through the post. And I enjoy debates over how email might be effecting our writing styles. But I am noticing a worrisome trend, which is admittedly only anecdotal – … Continue reading If You Read an Email Message, Read It All: Responding to a Worrisome Trend
Decades ago, while on the faculty of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, the late Professor Richard Byrne convinced me to use a journal. In have never regretted that decision. It is an easy and powerful tool for managing information. When I met Richard, he was the Associate Dean, who helped found the Annenberg … Continue reading The Importance of Keeping a Journal: A Few Tips
Email Disrupting Life at Home? Careful What You Ask For In France and other nations there is discussion of somehow banning email after 6pm or outside of working hours. For example, see here. Perhaps this could help provide a better work-life balance or prevent households from competing with email for the attention of their family. … Continue reading Email Disrupting Life at Home?