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  1. Mar 2017
    1. Other conventions mentioned by experienced users include keeping e-mail correspondence short, and acknowledging receipt of mail. "I hate it when I get messages with three or four questions, some of which I can handle immediately, and others which require more time," writes Jane N. Ryland, president of CAUSE, an association of university computer administrators. "If a message is more than one screen long [about 20 lines], I find it difficult to respond without first printing a copy of the message, which defeats much of the benefit of electronic messaging."

      The problems with email go back a long way.

    2. while the technology has boomed, the conventions and etiquette of computer interaction are still nascent.