I like email or am I getting old?

Recently, as I had to switch away from my struggling start-up, I worked for a couple of tech companies as a consultant. In practical terms, I was part of these companies’ teams — so I was connected to all of their internal systems and involved in various daily interactions with other team members.

I had to use Slack.

God, I hated it — all the fucking groups, channels, notifications, emojis, and so on; the very nature of it — you’re expected to reply in real-time. The away or in-meeting notification doesn’t help. It’s still too real-time. Once I…