Dig Out of the Email Crush

It’s Monday. Are you getting crushed by your email?

Jenna Wortham offered some tips for digging out and staying out at the NY Times, including features and services that can help you. It’s worth a quick read, if only to trigger some possibilities, and for this reminder:

WHEN IN DOUBT, GET OUT One kindly reader wrote to tell me that my problems with e-mail could easily be solved by simply getting up from my sad, soulless, windowless cubicle and actually talking to the colleagues who’ve e-mailed me. He said I would “get the satisfaction of personal contact which is much less alienating than mashing the keyboard.”