Two weeks ago on T3, a few ideas were relayed on the proper use of email. A key one: write less — emails don’t need to be “epic literature.”
Bill Gates recently launched a message of such Homeric proportions to Microsoft employees that The Economist termed it an application: memoware. These memos were so long even self-described “Microsoft Geek Blogger” Robert Scoble was taken aback.
Short answer: to the Web. Or, in terms of those in the know, Web 2.0.
As The Economist points out:
At heart, said Mr Ozzie, Web 2.0 is about â€œservicesâ€ (ranging from today’s web-based e-mail to tomorrow’s web-based word processor) delivered over the web without the need for users to install complicated software on their own computers. With a respectful nod to Google, the world’s most popular search engine and Microsoft’s arch-rival, Mr Ozzie reminded his colleagues that such services will tend to be freeâ€”ie, financed by targeted online advertising as opposed to traditional software-licence fees.
I’ll save mine for next Tuesday.