Why a Messy Inbox May Not Be So Bad

Monica Guzman

When you’re drowning in unread email, you can believe one of two things: that you need to dig your way out, ideally to the all-clear paradise known as Inbox 0, or that it’s no big deal.

I’m surprised — pleasantly surprised — how many of you pick the latter.

“All Inbox 0 means to me is that I let others dictate how I prioritize my time,” Seattle geek guru Andru Edwards wrote on Facebook. He has more than 40,000 unread emails. “If someone emails me, I have to read/process it because they chose to send it? Nah.”

Bill Hammer gave a similar shrug...

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