Thursday, August 24, 2006

Divided Yous

Interesting WSJ article on what the state of your Inbox says about you. Unless the volumes are comparable, there would be significant differences in how people handle personal and work e-mail.

If you are indeed your inbox there are possibly two or more yous depending on how many mailboxes you maintain and what purpose they serve. The social you may be quite a different animal than the workplace you and the blogger you and so forth.

Would a mailbox consolidation exercise then bring some harmony into these several schizoid existences or would the differences be too stark to reconcile amicably ? Its not for nothing that online personas are called Avatars. Maybe to be just a little schizophrenic is a sign of our times and lives.

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