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I used to get disappointed

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 09, 2000

I used to get disappointed when an interesting email conversation died out. “More, dammit,” I would say, “More!” In actuality, ending an email conversation is an art worthy of mastery. I like the small bursts of intense conversation followed by silence (a time for reflection, if you’re following where I’m going here). In prolonged email conversations, the intensity of the initial exchanges can rarely be maintained and the effort of the conversation begins to outweigh the worth to the participants.