The importance of email may have lessened with the rise of free messaging and social networking, but many of us still have to contend with stuffed inboxes on a daily basis. Some people keep their email inbox in check, while others let theirs overflow.
We want to know how you manage your digital affairs, and the quickest shortcut to finding out is asking how many emails you currently have sitting in your inbox. We won’t judge you too harshly, as long as you’re honest with us…
Apple Watch Apathy Watch
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Will You Be Buying The Apple Watch?”
Out of a total of 801 votes, 21.1% chose Yes, I cannot wait for it to be released, 5.4% chose Yes, but smartwatches aren’t the future, 49.7% chose No, I have zero interest in this novelty, 22.4% chose No, but I might buy the Moto 360 instead, and 1% chose What on earth is an Apple Watch?
This is, therefore, a strong win for the Noes, with a collective 72.1 percent of voters declaring they won’t be buying an Apple Watch. The Yeses racked up 26.5 percent of the vote, which may seem disappointing, but, were those results to carry through to the rest of the population, would result in very impressive sales figures for Apple’s latest innovation.
The 1 percent of voters who suggested they don’t even know what the Apple Watch is are either trolling or aren’t as geeky as we were assuming. Still, every vote counts, hence they got their mention.
Comment Of The Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from Dominic C, Marte B, and likefunbutnot. Comment Of The Week goes to James Howde, who wins a T-shirt chosen from those available through the catalog for this comment:
At one time I did consider buying a calculator watch but decided against it on the grounds that it would make me look like a bit of a tit.
When you consider that a) I’m a lot more mature now and b) the things I *did* do at that time without thinking I looked like a tit (the Cuban heeled boots, that ponytail, the denim cut off with Saxon’s Wheels of Steel eagle badly painted on it) it’s vanishingly unlikely I’m going to go for a smartwatch.
And that’s without considering the incredible amount of money Apple are going to want for it.
We chose this comment because a) it made us laugh, and b) there’s an element of truth to it. Technology ages quickly, and what we think is innovative right now will look dumb to our future selves. Whether the Apple Watch suffers that fate remains to be seen.
Inbox Winner Or Inbox Sinner?
Depending on your job and the kind of friends and family you have, you’ll either get bombarded with email on a daily basis or get the odd one every now and then. Either way, your inbox can soon become overwhelmed with emails requiring action, whether it’s a reply, a forward, or a deletion.
This means it’s important to keep your inbox neat and ordered. At least that’s the ideal. Unfortunately, most of us fail at sticking to the principles of Inbox Zero. Which is why we want to find out from you how many emails you have sitting in your inbox right at this minute. It’s a simple question with a simple set of answers.
Please add your vote to the poll above, and then leave a comment below telling us the exact number of emails you currently have sitting in your inbox. Feel free to also tell us any tips you may have for managing your emails, assuming you’re an inbox winner rather than an inbox sinner. Or share your thoughts on the concept of Inbox Zero.
Remember, there’s an awesome T-shirt in it for the person responsible for the coveted Comment Of The Week.
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