The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.
A revolution in technology over the past decade has shaken up business models underpinning everything from how we share and consume news and ideas, to how we shop or find a date. We live in an on-demand world, and as we enter the final weeks of the 2015 election, we're seeing how democracy is also being reshaped by the web.
Criminal trolls are winning the fight on the net. Unchallenged on website platforms that provide their secure domain, facilitating them. Offenders know networks won't identify or prevent them voluntarily and stretched police won't pursue them properly, if at all.
We are not often forcibly separated from our phones these days so this period of not having one for as long as a week has already made me notice what I miss most about not having a smart phone in my pocket.
Periscope is not a new idea but the infrastructure exists now to enable it. 4G. Free WiFi. Fast phones. The world and our lives are Periscopable and I give it a month or so, maybe less, before someone vows to be a Life Periscoper, broadcasting every moment.
Most major vehicle manufacturers are exploring electric or hybrid options, at least as part of their product range, and a number of high profile companies such as Tesla Ventures are making a wholehearted effort to mount an electric challenge to petrol and diesel.
Is it just me, or do you think it's quite odd that, in a few hours, the Apple Watch will be officially within reach those of us who aren't Beyonce, Katy Perry or Pharrell Williams, and yet there aren't 100 people sleeping rough outside the Apple Stores, waiting in bleary-eyed anticipation?
Chances are you've heard about Netflix's much hyped and dubiously titled 'culture document'. With over five million hits, it's been described by Sheryl Sandberg as one of the most important documents to come out of Silicon Valley - ever. Those are fighting words. Or at least they would be, if anyone disagreed.
For an industry that many suggested was a relic of the past, it would seem that the interest in listening to music has never been higher, and that far from being moribund, the world of recorded music is currently changing very quickly and for the first time in forty years audio quality is on the agenda once again.