David Pogue's email tips for public figures


3 Responses to “David Pogue's email tips for public figures”

  1. Enochrewt says:

    People want their feelings to be want to be validated. It’s not always easy to do.

  2. Mark Hurst says:

    I’ve always liked David’s work, but I have to disagree here. There is a huge difference between using an inbox and a to-do list for to-do management: namely, the power to defer items into the future. I write about this in my book Bit Literacy, but there’s a good summary on my Lifehacker post about to-do lists.

  3. Mikey Likes BoingBoing says:

    I remember when Jesse Kornbluth blogged (quite admirably) on beliefnet.com he mentioned that he alwasy responded to every right wing Christian nutjob’s angry rant emails with the simple reply: “Thanks for sharing.” :thumbsup:

    Of course, a public official can’t do this. They have to deal with every pathetically misinformed jerkweed with kid gloves. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg that every well-intentioned person serving the public in some elected position has to suffer through. Personally, I’d sooner work in a grade Z fast food dump than run for and serve in any public office, and have to coddle idjits.

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