Email is on my mind, first the Email Charter, now Shortmail: Shortmail is a length-limited simple email service meant to make your email experience effective and efficient. All Shortmail messages must be less than 500 characters. Limiting messages to 500 characters puts the burden of conciseness onto senders. Blaise Pascal famously said, “If I had more time I would write a shorter letter.” Because the messages are so short, Shortmail is able to present them in a more conversational layout.
I am excited about this idea, but not necessarily about having to use someone elses service/platform. I wish it would work like a ‘layer that sits ontop of my own domain’. But nevertheless, this is most definitely a step in the right direction and I’ll give it a try.
Claim your Shortmail Address. It just launched yesterday, so chances are good you get what you’re hoping for. Quick!