That said, email is also a frontier ripe with technological faux pas. You know the feeling. You sit down in the comforting glow of your computer/tablet/phone, click on your email, and then feel an uncomfortable lump rise in your throat when you realize that someone forwarded a sensitive email about the upcoming PTA fundraiser to every parent in the school. Or your boss shot off a missive about the project you're working on and it's written in all capital letters. You think to yourself, "OMG. I am going to be fired!" and then waste 2 hours setting up your Monster.com profile.
It's easy to hide behind computer screens, and to forget that there's a person on the other end of the email. From the get-go, someone else is using email to dictate your time. And if they're rude about it, you'll feel pretty cranky. Give some thought to email etiquette the next time you fire up your 'puter, and see if there are some ways for you to do better. Be sure to let me know what steps you're taking to make the information highway a more pleasant place!