A long post on Central Desktop explains why email is still the best tool for collaboration.
Among other things, the post points out that email is customisable and tweakable in ways that other modes of online communication are not, that it is universally available and accessible and that people understood what it is and how to use it.
You may remember a flurry of Internet opinion a few months ago forecasting the imminent death of email and/or the replacement of email with wikis and Instant Messaging.
- Reports of email’s death not greatly exaggerated?
- Email is… like… so over
- Collaboration and “occupational spam”
- The Good and the Bad in Email
- UK Survey proves “death of email” premature
Tags: collaboration, email, IM, Internet, Productivity, web 2.0, wiki