Was Email a Mistake? A Response

063 Was Email a Mistake? A Response

A recent article in The New Yorker, “Was Email a Mistake?,” triggered a conversation around the veracity of email in the Digital Age. The author, computer science professor Cal Newport, discussed this on a recent interview on NPR. This is our response to the question, was email a mistake?

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Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Francis Wade

Show Notes | Was Email a Mistake? A Response

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