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Email is like Tetris: you lose eventually

Tetris - Game Boy Screenshots - MobyGames

I stole this title from a thread over at IBM Developer Works. Unfortunately after such a great setup the thread itself is pretty unthrilling.

Email is a lot like Tetris. The thrill of inbox zero. The joy of knocking out 4 lines with a massive delete binge. The inability to leave it alone. The annoying but catchy music. Actually scrub that last one. Or perhaps that’s what email needs?

But is it true that we’ll all lose eventually? Most days it feels like it to me.

Or is there an email equivalent of Cossack dancers and a shuttle launch? If so, where is it, and how can I get there?