BBC News: Live8 organiser Bob Geldof has revealed his contempt for e-mails, blaming them for tying up people’s time and stopping genuine action. Mr Geldof told a conference in London that e-mails “give a feeling of action, which is a mistake”.
Here’s the best bit:
[…] He told delegates that what workers achieve each day will be linked to the number of e-mails they ignore. He explained that the “doing part” of a job is proportionate to the amount of e-mails you do not answer. “E-mails get in the way of serious consideration of what you want to do,” Mr Geldof said.
Right on, Bob. No more guilt!