3.10.2007

missed opportunity

I've been trying to stay away from email. Not my personal email, I'm as obsessed with that as ever. But I'm trying to check the email listed on this blog a little less frequently. No more than once daily. Or even to skip a day now and again. I mean, what's the point, why am I so obsessed with email?

Here's why.

Yesterday I got an email from a reporter at the Toronto Star, who wanted to interview me for an article about Conservapedia in the Sunday paper. He emailed on Thursday afternoon, but I didn't see it until Friday morning, and by that time his deadline had passed. That could have been some very nice publicity for wmtc!

That's what I get for trying to be less obsessed.

6 comments:

David Cho said...

You must be wondering what life was like before the Internet.

I wonder that myself even though I am old enough to have used a typewriter for school papers.

L-girl said...

I am still really amazed (and thrilled) by the internet, and all the ways it has changed our lives.

I also go back to typewriter days. :)

James said...

I struggled through extra hours at lunches so I could pass typing in high school. I finished the year with a 49%, but the teacher passed me anyway -- E for Effort and all that.

Now I type faster than anyone I work with, so I guess it was worth it.

MSS said...

Typewriters. Yeah, I remember those. Big heavy apparatus that I lugged from the closet whenever a paper was due. But I am old enough to have used it in college. (I finally got to use a word processor--on a mainframe--in grad school.) Those were the days...

I had a similar experience to L-girl's. I had a BBC staffer try to contact me after reading one of my posts on Schwarzenegger's special election. They wanted me on their World Have Your Say, an international phone-in show. Now that would have been fun, as well as great publicity. But it was one of the few days I did not check e-mail in the morning, and I did not see the message till after deadline.

L-girl said...

They wanted me on their World Have Your Say, an international phone-in show. Now that would have been fun, as well as great publicity.

MSS, you might be very glad you missed that opportunity.

I was on World Have Your Say last year, and it was terrible. The producer ambushed me into a "debate" with a wingnut - and most of the time had my mike switched off. Not good. What's more, she never mentioned my URL.

I blogged about it when it happened, I'll try to find the post.

L-girl said...

Here it is: first here, then here.