The Gray Bunny (graybunny) wrote,
The Gray Bunny


Fascinating paper here. Makes me feel a bit old, too. I'm from the email generation, I guess. I've had email for 17 years now, and during college I got used to using it to contact my friends. For obvious reasons, we were scattered all over campus during the day, and we were far more likely to stop by a computer lab and log in than to get back to our rooms and check phone messages. At the same time, while out and about it was much easier to find a computer lab and send an email than to find a phone and leave a message.

I've never really shaken that habit. I was a moderately early adopter of MUCKs (since about 1993), but ubiquitous cell phones and the instant messaging services came along long after my habits were set.
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