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Re: lynx-dev Lynx for Dos

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx for Dos
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 08:58:58 -0400 (EDT)

980515 David Combs wrote: 
> Michael -- is there any way you can delay your email responses for 5 min,
> before you compose them or at least force yourself to review it 5 min later,
> before actually sending them?  I've seen suggestions like
> "when you get angry about a letter, write a response, a long one --
> then throw both into the wastebasket".
> This instant-response aspect of email, "just hit 'r' and start typing",
> doesn't make for a good working environment,
> inherently adds a level of perceived permanent anger.
> We need some of that old-fashioned delay back into process,
> where you had to think about it a bit before replying,
> and that only after several drafts of a hand-written letter.
> This email-way-of-life isn't a total blessing.
this very wise piece of advice should be heeded by all of us.
when you send an e-mail it's like throwing a paper dart,
but sometimes they land like a hand-grenade ...

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