posted at 4:01 am
on Jan. 11, 2007
Yes But No But
Kids Today, and What They Don’t Get
One of the things that’s neat about Eudora is that it has this little-known menu item called “Statistics”. I had a look at it recently. Because it’s the beginning of the year, it has a lot of stats that helped me get a sense of how much email I dealt with last year. You might find some of these numbers unbelievable; I know I do. But they’re real.
The best statistic: Eudora says I’m nearing my 1,000,000th email received since 2001, which means I’m probably closer to 3,000,000, considering this doesn’t count any emails I received at the L.A. Times, at Variety, or previous to 2001. On the other hand, every year I get more spam, so pre-2001 emails are probably a fairly small percentage.
Received Email (this includes spam)
Messages read (this is a dubious number, because I do a lot of my reading via the preview pane, which Eudora doesn’t count)
Sent Email (these are not replies, they’re fresh starts)
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