Slack’s problems are different from email but probably worse.
Jason Kolb

Anyone who has ever used IRC will recognise that Slack is simply a streamlined IRC client. You set up rooms, you hang out, you DM, you issue geeky commands, and play about with bots.

In the 30-ish years of IRC’s history (and almost as long for Skype for that matter), I don’t think anyone has seriously thought it would be a replacement for email — so why is this assertion repeatedly made about Slack? Why would anyone expect it to be such a replacement?

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