Wednesday, June 30, 2004

I have very little sympathy for co-workers who refuse to discuss difficult issues and reach a consensus via email. I work with a number of people who, if a thread gets longer than about 3 messages, start insisting that a meeting be called instead.

In the open-source/Internet world, e-mail (and other electronic media such as newsgroups, forums, blog comments, etc.) is the main medium for discussion. There are no face-to-face meetings except maybe at JavaOne or something. Why can't the world inside my corporation operate the same way?