E-mail a no-no on this day

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

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

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