Apparently most people use email very differently than I do. I can see why they'd hate it if they only use it for things they hate, such as work. For me, I love my work. I don't have local friends, so my friendly relationships exist in email and blogs. I hate all the short message options, because I hate short messages. I don't think in soundbites. The topics I enjoy discussing don't fit in soundbites. I despise phones. This is only partly because modern ones tend to break when I touch them, are all but unintelligible, and hurt my ears. I hated phones before that; it's just worse now. At least the old landline phones were usable. But email is great. I can answer it at my convenience. Discussions fit into it just fine. I can go back to look at older ones if I need to.