E-mail a no-no on this day
AMSTERDAM: Workers in the Netherlands were urged to give up e-mail for 24 hours yesterday, in a bid to improve efficiency and foster greater personal contact with coworkers.
The unofficial boycott – which marks the 38th anniversary of the day when an e-mail was first sent – is being urged by a Belgian expert and a host of computer magazines.
A similar day in 2008 was judged a success.
Computer magazines PCM, Techzine, and the biggest computer club in the Netherlands called on the public not to read or send any electronic messages for 24 hours.
Excessive use of e-mail curbs efficiency and personal contact. – Sapa-dpa