Email Sucks What's Next

From IIW

Convener/Note Taker: JAM


Why email sucks, why email's good and what we would create if we could.

Discussion notes:

Here were some things which we came up with about email:

Good - Distributed

Good - Standardized

Bad - Hard to prove authentication

Bad - SPAM!!

Good - Used by nearly everyone

Bad - Not real time

Good - Easy to use

Bad - No way to enforce "no forwarding" policies

Bad - Not designed for a lot of uses, i.e. public threads.

We came up with a small plan as to what we wanted to do. Who knows if that will get anywhere, but it's still interesting to think about. What we came up with was something similar to Wave, but with better "access controls" and we wanted it to be peer to peer.