Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Data Smog: Email Stats

I just read this Slate article on the 1997 book 'Data Smog' and was amused by the following passage from its author, David Shenk:
Ten years and about 50,000 inbox e-mails later, it's pretty obvious to me that smart filters have a vital role to play.

Hah. I just checked my email inbox. It goes back to February 7, 2007 -- 168 days. It contains no spam, and almost no newsletter type email -- I delete all that stuff. I have 14,145 items in there, an average of 84 per day.

Startup life.

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