i was one of the first people to latch on to email and use it effectively at work back in the 90s. later as more people came on board it became a wonderful way to keep in touch with friends all over the world. i still use email/messenger/whatsapp to communicate and find it surprising when people one knows don’t respond. why is that socially acceptable? or is it? it should be as boorish and rude as not returning a call or replying to a text, no? more here.