Sunday, November 25, 2007

EMail Eclipse

I'm starting a different gig with an old, familiar client site on Monday. This is Good News!

However, please note that I will be off of personal email during the day. Feel free to call me or text -- that's not a problem. But email will be, er, temporally decoupled (to use an academic geek term) for awhile.

Many readers on the inside may wonder if I have come to a decision (vis-a-vis ominous Micropost and other hints in the posts). I have sort of come to a decision but still need to discuss with some people.

ps. I'm sure that CC readers, being among the brightest on the web, will have an intuitive sense for temporal decoupling. Essentially, the idea is that IT systems don't have to do everything "right now". For example, on eBay, posting a bid is indeed a "right now" action but submitting a rating on a bidder is not: it can be temporally decoupled from the bidding system (i.e. it doesn't have to be processed immediately, and the effects need not be seen at the same time by everyone).

3 comments:

Kontessa Krunk, Esq. said...

So what you're saying is that I can go ahead and scrap the email I was mentally composing and instead return to our regular blog-only relationship?
Also, this explains where that email about your Vegas weekend went: it was decoupled.

CaptainCanuck said...

Nice try, KK. Did you skip the lecture on 'during the day' in law school?

Kontessa Krunk, Esq. said...

Skipped the lecture? Perhaps. Or I might have been confused as to why you felt the need to inform everyone you'd be email free if it was only going to be for 8 hours.