It was just like any other day and I opened my mailbox to check who all were tying to ruin my beautiful morning by expecting me to work on their problems; to freak me out there were almost 200 emails waiting to be read and not surprisingly, most of them were of no use at all. More than eightscore of them were automated alerts which made no sense and could be completely avoided.
The first thought that crossed my mind was why do people complicate already overburdened lives; if only I had an answer!
I tried to convince them to do otherwise but all in vain, they believe alerts which are not to be acted upon are “informative”. Never in my whole life did I notice such a gross misuse of the word! Weather report for every minute is informative but do we really need that information?!
More often than not such notions are the result of ignorance (ignorance is not always bliss) of people who are not able to differentiate useful information from spam and unfortunately the world is not scarce of such people. In the e-age which runs on information, it is imperative to use common sense so as to efficiently manage the show. For situations like these I like the Unix way, it throws an alert only when something goes wrong; if there is no message, everything went well. Didn’t they say, “No news is good news!”
The worst part of information overdose is that it makes us prone to miss the important details. I believe in the KISS (Keep is Simple, Stupid) principle and life can be a lot easier if we use common sense to filter unnecessary things out of it.
P.S. the post is not aimed to disgrace a person in particular rather the ignorance is being challenged.