Seth has a great post over here asking if email is on it’s way out.

The gist of the post is that email is very web1.0 and will eventually be superseded by something bigger, better and more web based (which sounds a little counter intuitive). Or at least something more akin to an open, organic and dynamic service that email currently isn’t.

I think Seth was a little optimistic with his time estimates, incumbency equals inertia and it’ll take a lot to drag email down. It’s become ingrained in our collective psyche in the same way that standard delivery television and landlines have.

And yes both those things will pass but much less rapidly than  could be possible.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

1 Comment
  • Falafulu Fisi |

    I think that if email has to be out in about 10 years, then the new thing emerging perhaps would be still be email but in a different form as we know it today. It is hard to predict what that might be, whatever replaces email in 10 years time.

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