An open letter to Stewart Butterfield: Why Slack will never replace email

Dvir Ben-Aroya
Jun 13 · 6 min read

Your goal of replacing email with Slack is in complete conflict with the efficient flow of communication that gets real work done.

Focus is at the center of productivity

Reader’s response to Slack’s claim to replace email, on Quartz.

A call for better boundaries

Email’s secret weapons: asynchronicity and openness

The question is, how can we take the best of asynchronous *and* instant, internal *and* external communication needs?

The benefits of chat

Remember Facebook? Product-centered instead of human-centered

Reader’s response to Slack’s claim to replace email, on Quartz.

The best of both worlds — but only the best

Responsible technology for a better future

If you agree that it’s time for technology to respect people’s focus. I’d like to hear from you.


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