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Old 15-01-12, 19:00
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Default The BS of Email

I have been giving things much thought recently to our love of email, the Internet and Private Messaging through Forums.
I don't know how anyone else feels on the matter, but I for one have begun to see a radidly evolving pattern of decline in social skills within or society.
At one time, we visited people, sent letters or made phone calls. Nowadays it is mass media and the internet; sitting home slagging others online because we can. People talk about others with total disregard. The candor of some people is offensive. I remember a time when you said things to people face or not at all, and if you did you better be aware that comments may be taken well or not at all. Mouthing off to a big guy often ended up with a knuckle sandwich.
We have become so accustomed to these new tools that failure within these systems is seen as ignoring the sender etc. The tone of conversation is too easily taken incorrectly; the misplaced email is paramount to a criminal act;
the lack of communication because of technical issues is a major ordeal.
How many times have you guys lost email? Lost PMs, never received them?
Made mistakes or incidently miscommunicated facts or appointments?
It seems to me that in our New Age, that quite frankly, we need to go back to the Old Ways. Thanks for reading and to all those out there that I have offended over the years, I am sorry. I almost think it is time to unplug my computer......
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