Saturday, April 12, 2008

Those emails you never received

Ever wondered why you get into an argument/polite discussion with a customer, colleague or friend about an email you swear you sent but they swear it never arrived? or vice versa...well stop wondering because the WWW has swallowed it. Yes you are reading me correctly.

"At any given moment, messages throughout the world are lost to cyber black holes, according to new computer science research" [source]

Not content to have to worry about the outerspace black holes now we have the internet, this is scary. Can we also disapear in it as people and then it becomes like the matrix?..hmm I better not think aloud too much.

However, to return to the emails usually it is that very important one you sent to your boss, the one with a tight deadline to clients, the birthday e-card to friends, and the letter in which you profess your love to a friend.
So now you have an excuse when you don't meet a deadline it's those stupid black holes! Not sure if your boss will buy that though.


ibeebarbie said...

Salam Sweetie,
How wonderful to see you again after some time. Hope all is well, and please know you've been missed. With regards to this post---I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS! I've also had that happen with text messages as well. Hmmmmmmmmmmm!

Highlander said...

thank you ibee habibti :) i just had one recently go pfffft too !!

Khalid said...

Ahlan, highlander.

I find it rather weird that the major e-mail hosts don’t inform us when our sent messages are received by the person we are trying to contact, in spite of all this revolution of communications, competition between email service providers, etc, we still have to worry either our messages got through or stuck somewhere in the cyber space.
nothing's perfect, but its always nice to see you blogging, anyway :)

:) said...

maybe thats what the CIA wants us to think to stop us asking too much questions about who might have taken it...

or does that only happen in movies?

Benghazi Citizen said...

i especially liked your fear of the internet sucking people in,,being a matrix fan,i find the idea fascinating and scary..
see you