Could You Survive Without Email?

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano reportedly doesn't use email. Do you think you could manage without it?

The big news of the day Friday was that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano doesn’t use email – at all. Several news channels carried the story, including Good Morning America and New York Daily News.

“I don’t have any of my own accounts,” she reportedly told a cybersecurity conference hosted by National Journal. “I’m very secure.”

While there were some who were envious of the fact that she manages to avoid this form of communication that controls so much of our everyday life, there were others who were critical of her being so out of the loop on modern technology in this day and age. When asked what her reasons were for avoiding using email, and whether it is because she has concerns about email security, Napolitano reportedly said she avoids it for a "whole host of reasons."

So what about you? Do you believe that you would be able to survive without email?

Sharon Swanepoel September 30, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I know, me too. When my email locked me out overnight and for a few hours one morning, I felt like I was in solitary confinement.
David Binder September 30, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I have 2 email accounts that I use. My work email is one of my most valuable resources in communicating throughout the Department. I prebably send and/or receive 50+ in an 8 hour shift. My personal email is no less active, LOL ! With access on my i-Phone I'm never more than a "click" away from the world. Besides just general communications with friends & family, I also get info on dogs available for adoption & Facebook updates. And don't get me started about Facebook ! LOL ! Away from work it's my constant companion.
Otis The Town Drunk September 30, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Sounds like there needs to be some intervention available or an Email-aholics Anonymous. My name is John Smith - Hello John I am addicted to email - When was the last time you used email John Just before I walked in here
Charles Allen October 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Janet sounds like a complete idiot to me. Any form of communication, including snailmail is vunerable. When I read something like this I wonder how stupid someone can be. And she is in charge of homeland security. God help us...
Bonnie October 01, 2012 at 01:00 PM
It's an efficient and convenient way to communicate, but it can suck you in. Once on the computer, I can waste a LOT of time! The voice of experience here.


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