Why Email is Bad

Via Lifehacker, here’s an excellent post on how email is a terrible collaboration tool because it confines important information into silos. Yes, yes, yes.

I’ve been thinking about these kinds of problems a lot lately. I’m particularly chuffed about the way that my email archive is where documents go to die. I save most stuff that comes to me in email (after carefully sticking it into a folder) but it drives me crazy that I can’t publish/share documents that I get. Why should there be such a huge divide between my inbox, the Web, and other peoples’ workspaces?