In the depths of email overload desperation last week, I wished email messages had an 140-character limit like Twitter updates do. In response, two people recommended doing what Kevin Rose does: Set your desktop email signature to “Sent from my mobile phone.”
It’s a white lie that makes you look less rude for being short. It’s annoying to have to fib (and embarrassing if you get caught somehow–of course all of Kevin’s friends now know his “secret”). But for someone who gets more than 100 messages per day, this technique may be a matter of survival versus just saving time. Haven’t set this up myself yet, but if I wind up at the bottom of another email mountain getting ready for a processing marathon, I just might.