Nicolas Magand on the internet

Comments about tech, media, nature, &c.

My name is Nicolas Magand and I live in Paris, France. I work as a social media and engagement editor at the Global Editors Network, a non-profit aimed at promoting innovation and sustainability in the news industry. Here I blog mostly about tech and media, but many other topics can face my enthusiasm.

Filtering by Tag: email

Come for the rant about emails, stay for the gif

MG Siegler, writing on 500ish Words:

There are two things at work that everyone seems to universally hate: email and meetings. And I think the hatred stems from the same basic reason: they’re both black holes in which time enters and never returns. Sometimes such a use of time is worthwhile and necessary. But far too many emails and meetings are quagmires that distract us all from doing actual work.

I've always liked to read tech rants (and I've written my share of them in the past), but when they are about emails, I usually love them. Some great points made by Siegler here, about how email is basically a black hole for productivity and efficiency. Well worth a read (and a link), but the gif chosen to illustrate the piece is absolutely perfect.