Related Posts with Thumbnails
The Book

Out now at Amazon | Waterstones

Middle Class Handbook on Twitter
Chattering Class

Leicester City overkill

Yes we get it, it's lovely. But can we talk about something else now?

Online petitions

Please sign our online petition to have them banned

Zootopia

The new Frozen

Artisan marshmallows

Unconvincing

The word “artisan”

Overused

Discussing sourdough recipes

You buy it? Might as well wear a Burberry baseball cap

Getting the right shade of fake tan

“Just enough to stop my legs looking like something I dug up”

Travelling off-peak on rural branchline trains

Lovely

Pointless gadgets made by start-ups

Usually no better than Innovations catalogue stuff

Latest Comments
The Periodic Table of the Middle Class
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « 10 ways to upgrade your porridge | Main | Unexpected existential crisis in the bagging area »
    Tuesday
    Feb122013

    “It got trapped in my drafts folder” and other inglorious internet-based excuses  

    The internet, and smartphones etc, have certainly made it easier to work, but I’m not sure they’ve made it easier to work well. We’re all “pinging” emails around all day – just because we can, really – and becoming ever more careless in what we send and how. On top of that, we’re now actually making use of the sketchiness of modern communication in order to wriggle out of having missed an email, forgotten to send something – ultimately not worked at our best. The internet is making us dishonest and lazy.

    “Oh, it got trapped in my drafts folder,” some might offer by way of excuse for having not sent an email or a document on time. We all know it probably didn’t get “trapped”; that doesn’t really, honestly happen. It just didn’t get sent. But nobody can be completely sure of that, so the excuse somehow stands.

    It’s not the only excuse the internet has brought about. It’s one of an inglorious top three:

    1. “My connection is so slow today, I’m not sure I’ll get the file to go through today. How about I send it first thing?”
    2. “I didn’t get your email until now, it was picked up by my super paranoid spam filter.”
    3. “I’m so sorry, I thought I’d sent it but it got trapped in my drafts folder.”

     

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>