Have you ever tried explaining to someone how to fold a piece of paper via email? I did yesterday and it was nearly impossible.
I do a lot of things over email but as a form of communication it has its limitations. Besides explaining fiddly spatial tasks – there are other limitations to email – and what you can’t do on it is significant because we all use it so much.
The problems with email are exactly why Google invented Google Wave of course. Not that that turned out to be the answer, but it it did highlight the issues with the format.
Here is a list of ten things, that cannot or should not be done over email. We suggest alternative web services that could help.