Monday, April 30, 2007
And Just How Busy a Lad Is Your Ned?
No, that's not a PhotoShop trick. That's a real screencap of my work mail account.
I've been watching that number rise since I got this Mac, early in 2006. When it hit 9,000 or so (last week, I think), I became curious to see if Apple Mail was actually capable of displaying a five-digit number in that slot.
God, the amount of pure junk in that account! I think that of those 10,000 emails, probably less than 1,000 are anything that actually meant anything important to my work life -- and I've actually answered maybe 500.) The rest is a monumental pile of sheer, time-wasting crap. Cc's I don't need to be cc'd on. Cancellations of meetings I'd never intended to go to in the first place. ListServs for products I don't touch. Schedules for projects I'll never be involved in -- just to "keep me in the loop." Announcements from cow-orkers I've never even met, who live in California, but find it important to let me know they'll be "working from home" today, tomorrow, and probably Wednesday too, if the contractors finish on time.
Ah, well. Now my curiosity is piqued: Can Apple Mail display a six-figure number?
On to 100,000!