I’ve never carried out a similar exercise with my old e-mails. I rarely, if ever, go back to previous mails. The irony is not lost on me – it is so much easier to search for mails in the electronic medium. I admit, e-mails, chats, posts on the wall, nudges, and pokes are all fun, fast, and oh-so-easy to send and receive. But I am convinced that these forms of communication have at best, a momentary effect. Where are the thoughtful, reflective letters gone?
The author is co-founder and Director, Content Development at Steta