Yet another claim that e-mail is dead


“E-mail is so dead,” said the Slate writer, “that I have to tell the world how old I feel.”

Seemingly every other day, we read studies suggesting that e-mail is dying, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Kids have all but abandoned it, preferring IM and Facebook and txt messaging. So it goes, why wait minutes for a reply when I can send a txt to, say, John, and get a reply in seconds. Or maybe a Facebook status update—If anyone knows where my phone is, IM me—is what’s needed.

E-mail is dead, long live e-mail.

The Death of E-Mail [Slate]