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January 04, 2006

GTD 2006.3: Reply in subject line

How many of your email replies look like this?

to:          somebody
from:     Bob
subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Processing of 3rdQtr Revenue numbers?
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Will do.-Bob

>Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
>Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
>>Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
(this back and forth, back and forth goes on, pointlessly, for another 256 lines)

An enormous black hole is growing out in space, being fed by this complete waste of time and electrons. Don't contribute! Instead,

to:          you
from:     me
subject: Processing... OK.-Bob.
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[nothing]

GTD Tip for today - Save everyone time including when you can communicate your message in the subject line. Don't feed the black hole!

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