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Raymond Tomlinson, who died a few weeks ago, had a lot of impact on your life. Who was Raymond Tomlinson? He was the computer programmer who invented email.
Way back in 1971 he successfully sent a message from one computer to another. He is also the person who popularized use of the ampersand – @ – for electronic communications. In the early days, of course, email was hailed as a great new way to communicate. Today we’re not so sure.
If you watch your finances – whether you are an investor, advisor or pundit – then taking charge of your emails can help you organize your time and make you more productive. And wealthier. In the same way that keeping to a budget, getting out of debt, and trying to save more money can straighten out your financial life, gaining control of your emails can help straighten out your life.
Over reliance on email
Email is certainly an improvement over putting paper in a package and then dropping it into a mailbox and waiting a few days for it to arrive. Email is instantaneous. But people rely on it more than they should. In fact, Continue Reading…