E-Mail Bankruptcy

Some people are wiping their hands of e-mail, the Washington Post reported Friday. One witty blogger said he was “bankrupt” under a storm of e-mail and was starting over, though Sherry Turkle may have coined the term in 1999. It’s a trend that Post reporter Mike Musgrove found happening in many people’s in-boxes. The phenomenon is more commonly called “e-mail overload,” and you’ve experienced it if you’ve spent most of your workday sorting through your messages and nothing else.

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