Chris is a highly prolific web developer and educator at css-tricks.com—a massively popular website in the web development community.
Email is Good is a small side project he’s working on. And I’m here for it.
What I like most about it is how raw and singularly-focused it is. Chris writes about email. That’s it. Nothing else.
Most of his posts are short, highly meta topics on all things email with productivity playing a small overarching role.
He is ultimately advocating for the importance of email as a medium.
Here’s an example of one of his recent posts:
The email in your mailbox is your copy of what was said, and nobody else can change it or make it go away. The fact that the content of an email can’t be edited is one of the best things about POP3 and IMAP email standards. I admit it annoyed me when I first ran into it – why can’t you just fix up a message in place – but the immutability is the real strength of email. You can safely forget the detail of something that you read in an email, knowing that when you go back to look at it, the information will be exactly the same.
I’m a big fan of people, tools, and projects that do one thing. There’s something remarkable about things that do just one thing really well.
Email itself is a perfect example of this.
It’s rare and beautiful. It inspires me, so I thought I’d share.
If you did one thing and nothing else, what would it be?
Hit reply and let me know.