The Pleasures of Uninterrupted Communication

Email is my alpha and omega, my file-system and social register, my backup and my memoir. If I need to find a document, I don’t search my hard-drive; I search my email for the copy I sent to someone when it was done. I sometimes write novels on email, sending out the day’s pages to a mailing list of well-wishers who keep me honest, nudging me if I miss a page. Version control? Who needs it? Just find all the copies I sent or received and order them by date!

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