Email schmemail...

Michael Shields shields at
Tue Sep 23 15:29:13 PDT 2003

In message <0FA96F68-EAC8-11D7-ADBE-003065DAE704 at>,
Adam L Beberg <beberg at> wrote:
> The cold hard facts are coming in... except in tightly controlled
> situations, email is no longer a net gain in productivity. Neither is
> IM. This guy deserves a medal...

Do you have a reference to an actual study of productivity, or even to
improved results from banning email?  The article you cited only notes
one company, in one industry that doesn't involve all that much intra-
company communication, that has not even tried this for long enough to
have even anecdotal conclusions.  That's not a "cold hard fact".

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