Mail Redundance is A Good Thing

, Jun 8, 2004

Sean questions the validity of the email paradigm in an age where you could simply publish URIs that allow people to access the stuff intended for them instead … I remember that — with smaller scale, of course — Lotus Notes had (and still has) a feature called “shared mail”, enabling you to avoid useless copying and keep references to email documents instead. I also remembered that the one time my former company enabled it, it worked great for some time — until the first system crash not affecting your machine at all took away data that was so transparently stored elsewhere you never noticed.