They are trying to use a technical solution to address a social problem. Train the people to be professional and respectful of their co-workers' time and the problem will take care of itself. Besides, if my incoming emails become too troublesome, I adjust my notifications, and deal with the emails when I need to, not when they arrive. I don't want the company controlling that valve for me. It's a clumsy way to try to address the problem.
Insufficient escape velocity. I keep getting drawn back in, so valuable time and attention can be extracted from me.
Weird Al Yankovic suddenly gains a serious political significance.
I haven't had an email from Slashdot in a few days. Something wrong?
This won't work for elderly midgets.
Yes, but due to the nature of the experiment, the announcement arrives BEFORE the confirmation. It's already about to be confirmed, just wait for it.
Wait, you forgot the part where the oil spill is RADIOACTIVE. Can't leave that out.