Email is the Cockroach of the Internet

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Fri, Aug 15th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Atlantic's Alexis C. Madrigal argues that despite the infinite predictions that it was going to die, email is still the best thing on the Internet.

Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices.

Email is an easy-to-access refuge from the open, interoperable, less-controlled "web we lost." It's an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services.

Yes, email is exciting. Get excited!

I'm excited.

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