How true this graphic portrays the evolution of email. Receiving a letter in the mail today means so much more than an email. I have so many friends that are SO good about the hand written note, I’ve made it a mission to use the pen, even though I have the handwriting of a Kindergartener.
Email does’t stop. If you let it eat you alive, it will be happy to.
Case in point, when I realized I hadn’t turned my work email off on my iPad during maternity leave.
It’s like having a mailman scream at you every few minutes. DING. Here’s your mail. That would be annoying. Oh wait, that’s exactly what my iPhone does. Note to self: turn off email notifications.
Electronic mail, commonly known as email or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Some early email systems required that the author and the recipient both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging. Today’s email systems are based on a store-and-forward model. Email servers accept, forward, deliver and store messages. Neither the users nor their computers are required to be online simultaneously; they need connect only briefly, typically to an email server, for as long as it takes to send or receive messages.