jfruh writes: A bewildering array of communication mediums have arisen over the 15 years, from SMS to Twitter direct messages, and yet despite repeated claims of its imminent demise, e-mail maintains its quiet, no-fuss dominance over how we touch base with each other. Tech writer Kevin Purdy decided to do a week-long e-mail fast to see what he missed and what he didn't. After seven days, 443 missed messages, a lot of anxious opening of browser tabs only to close them again, he came to some conclusions: that e-mail really is quite important, and that he's subscribed to way too many reminder services.
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