email analysis

Marc Eisenstadt has analysed 15 years of email.

… it is trivially easy to get to 2.5 hours per workday assuming a fairly ruthless, ‘one-touch’, knee-jerk email interaction regime. And worse if you deviate from the regime.

Then there are other sources of workflow: blogs, aggregator summaries, phone calls (rare, but I still allow one or two), cell-phone, text message, instant messaging (my buddy list is very large, and most of them are work-related).

Interesting that Knuth opted out of email in 1990.

  1. Aditya Chaturvedi says:

    Interesting Analysis

  2. m1108739289513 says:

    See this dilbert on email and its sequel next day

  3. S Anand says:

    After reading this article, I turned off my e-mail alert. It is amazing how much distraction it reduces.