I loathe the experience of email. I have an unending, bottomless ocean of email. Inbox Zero is a myth that would require archiving everything and pretending none of it mattered, or spending more hours than there are in a day—every day—to tame things. I hate it.
I am enamored with the idea of email. Decentralized technology is both the past and future of a healthy Internet. Our best technologies have been built this way, and the fact that email has persisted in the face of threats of centralized communication like Facebook, iMessage, Slack, etc. shows that it is an incredibly powerful force. More technology should be designed and built in this way—but I digress. I love it.
This post was originally sent as an email to Hey.com. It has been reproduced here as a blog post experiement and as a way to share with others.