More than 20 percent of the world’s spam, and more than 30 percent of the world’s legitimate email, come from the United States, making it the largest producer of each, according to Mailshell SpamIQ. (more…)
Information, the very thing that makes it possible to be an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, or any other kind of modern information worker, is threatening our ability to do our work. How’s that for irony? The global economy may run on countless streams, waves, and pools of information, but unrestrained, that tidal wave of data is drowning us. It washes away our productivity and creativity, swamps our social lives, and can even shipwreck our relationships.
It’s that topic again. And no apologies are offered for checking the latest wisdom about the ever-increasing problem of email overload.
My own reflections on it in this column have dealt with the pressure of 24/7 access, the inefficient time-management that goes with it, and how to deal with vexatious abuses of the system. But these only scratch the surface of the problem.