Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I Am SO Thinking of Declaring This!

Email bankruptcy! Now, why didn't I think of that?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Mark said...

But you're still going to read your blog comments, right? ;-P

I treat email the same way I treat snail mail or even non-business-related phone calls: if it is unsolicited then I reserve the right to ignore it. I use these communication tools for my convenience, not for the convenience of those who need (or think they need) to contact me. So I don't need to declare email backruptcy, since I already have the right to ignore it.

On a sort-of related note: when did email lose the hyphen (e-mail?)

7:01 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Absolutely, Mark!

My prob is I get tons of wonderfully eloquent email from listeners and it's maddening not to be able to respond to it all.

Re email, which used to be e-mail, which used to be E-mail, it's been heading in that direction for some time now and seems to reflect a tendency to mush such things together (health-care becoming healthcare, for example). Personally, I like the simplified version. How about you?

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

Heh. I suppose I didn't consider that a celeb like you might have email that a mere plebian such as I wouldn't have to deal with. I appreciate your dilemma.

And yes, I suppose a de-hyphenation trend is a good thing (should "de-hyphenate" contain a hyphen? How awkward!)

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Richard Miner said...

Because of your automatic switching, my comment on this topic is on the slang blog. I must be more careful about watching address lines.
But to summarise, if you are overwhelmed by e-mail, why do you advertise for more on every show ?

2:19 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Because Grant and I read it all and take it all into consideration. It all informs the show. But it's very, very difficult to answer every email personally -- and that's very frustrating!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Brock said...

One word, Martha-
Interns.

Who needs spam filters when you've got interns? :)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

LOL, Brock!

You volunteering?

7:01 PM  

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