Yesterday, I was thinking about how much e-mail is like regular mail.
When I was a kid, during summer vacation, I couldn’t wait for the mail to arrive, always believing that today would be the day that something really cool would appear. It never did. Mostly the mail consisted of ads and bills.
I do the same with e-mail now. When I’m working on my computer, every time the e-mail chime goes off I’m immediately checking to see what came in, expecting it to be something interesting. It seldom is. Like regular mail, it mostly contains ads and bills. The only difference is that now I get to pay those bill instead of my parents paying them.