Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Email and Cellular Phone Etiquette

The Gentleman is a firm believer in good manners and decent, gentlemanly behavior. The recent ubiquity of email and the cellular phone as primary forms of correspondence has challenged centuries of communications etiquette. The Gentleman sees a call for action.

Check your messages less frequently. Relax. Good things come to those who wait. Think before you act or speak.

Read Whatever Minutes from N+1 magazine, an excellent meditation on the subject.

"A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath." - Friedrich Nietzche

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