Every few years, some tech writer proclaims that email is dead. In my experience, this couldn’t be further from the truth. I mean hey, I recently stopped spelling it “e-mail” (for electronic communication) and joined the billions for whom email is a universally recognized, standalone concept.
Dileep Thazhmon has an article on the Next Web on the current state and future of email. Thazhmon agrees that email is not going anywhere.
Why is email here to stay?
Because it works. At its most basic level, email is designed to get information across quickly and effectively. It still does this incredibly well, to the tune of more than 168 million emails sent every minute and over 188 billion emails sent every day!
Email has a low barrier to use, says Thazhmon. Everybody has an email address. It takes three seconds to sign up for one and even our grandparents can use it. Email is the original identifier and we still carry it around and use it as much as we do our own name and, in fact, we are much more likely to change our physical address than our email address.
For more about why email continues to be essential, have a look at the full post on Intuit's Fast Track blog.