The declaration from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg resonates very well in me:
“Email is probably going away,” she said.
Not only email should go away: I hope it will die! 🙂 There are so many better ways to share documents, decide where to go for lunch, update your friends on your latest achievements. The problem is convincing your friends and family and colleagues and the rest of the world to change habits, ditch email and use blogs, wikis, twitter-like tools (like statusnet) …This is the real issue, although it seems new generations have already switched to other tools.
I’ll blog more about limiting email in the enterprise using as an example a pet project I’m running at Funambol. Stay tuned.