How many e-mails?

As my inbox is nearing its storage limit, I’m getting ready to garbage can some of my mail. Traditionally, I’d garbage can the biggest e-mails. But today, I’ve decided to trash my old sent e-mails.

As a result, I realize that from May 5, 2020 to May 5, 2023, I wrote more than 10,000 e-mails!

If we consider that I should have worked 5040hours between these dates ( (52-5)weeks/year * 35h/week * 3 years), I sent 2 mails per hour on average.

But generally, you read an e-mail and write an answer, or you send an e-mail and read the answers. It is difficult to estimate the time needed to read/write an e-mail.

Nevertheless, if reading/writing time averages about 15 minutes, I’m a researcher whose half of research and teaching is email-based…



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