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PAC Presents, #noemail: a Talk by Paul Jones

There are things better than email. Paul Jones who left email behind over 2 years ago will explain. Nearly 30 years ago Paul Jones began working on and encouraging people to use the unified messaging systems that led up to what we now know as email. That was then, and this is now. Email has become a zombie that doesn't realize that it’s dead and falling apart, a vampire that sucks your life's blood away slowly each night before bed and each morning as you wake. You've probably noticed this yourself. In an attempt to atone for his part for inflicting email on UNC, he has been exploring alternatives to email with a shotgun and a wooden stake (and Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) as his tools. This talk will touch on the sad beginnings of email, offer some atonement for Jones' part in the mess, but mostly will discuss trends and alternatives needed to achieve the Logic and Destiny of #noemail.

About Paul Jones: Paul Jones is Director of, Clinical Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Clinical Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Jones blogs about research on, opinions of and work for better communications strategies and services at He has published poetry in cookbooks, in travel anthologies, in a collection about passion (What Matters?), in a collection about love (...and love...) and in The Best American Erotic Poems (from Scribner) He has a personal copy of the world’s oldest Web page.

Registration Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Closed Wed 09/25/13 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Perkins Library Room 217
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