Writing letters is safer than sending emails

Writing, and putting what you write on paper, is safer than communicating  in digital form.  

Paper sent through the post is less likely to be intercepted.  No one has invented a way of corrupting a letter box with a virus.   Paper corrupts less than digital input (in that paper burns and hard drives get wiped, but it is easier to protect against fire than against hard drive wiping).

And generally speaking, when you send out a letter you tend to send out one letter.  It is hard to send out lots of copies of the same letter through the post, by mistake.

But this is not the case with emails, as this recent story from New Scientist points out.

Apparently, Olivia Davies’ inbox at her place of work one morning contained five emails – identical in every way – emanating from her company’s health and safety department.

A typical email mess, one might say.

A little latter an apology appeared.  It said,

“Dear all.  This morning we received reports of multiple emails generated from the Workstation SafetyPlus online package.

“I understand from the supplier that this was caused by a network connection error that left a queued process in a loop.

“This process has since been halted and you should not continue to receive such messages.”

It is rather ironic that the subject of the message was that of repetitive strain injuries and intended to help alleviate the problems caused by such actions as repeatedly having to open emails and click ‘Delete’.

So there we are. It’s official I think we can now say. Sending letters is safer than sending emails.  It can be more expensive, but it can save you quite a bit of agro.

And if then you want to store the paper, you can use our facility. 

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