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«A drawback of email was that you could only delete it once: couldn't crumple it up, fling it to the floor, stomp on it, rip it to shreds, and burn it.»

Jonathan Franzen, Purity

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  1. I guess that if you are really angry, delete it once wouldn't be enough.

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    1. I guess this is how sending back an instant angry email happens, and can escalate into an email battle.

      Maybe we should print them out, then tear it up to get rid of frustration!

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    2. Great quote indeed!
      And that's a good idea, I hadn't thought of transforming a digital (e)mail into a paper one :-)
      Not that I get angry often by mail :-D

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    3. I've never got so angry too. But, who knows...? :P

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    4. I love FinnBadger's idea - I must remember it in case the occasion ever arises.

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    5. I hope you don't need to do so...! :D

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  2. I love that quote! I guess if you're angry enough you could throw your laptop over the porch, but I don't think it would give the same satisfaction. You just can't replace the feel of paper.

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    1. But you would have to replace the laptop then... :P

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