Email, the right way

The best way to contact me is to drop an email to (fill in the blanks):

oscar blank erroneousthoughts blank org

While I like receiving thoughtful and interesting emails, I am only (one) human. Hence response time, however annoyingly, «tends to be an exponential function of message length».1 Writing properly helps make the curve less steep.

↪ Before emailing me, please read the rest of this page. Specially if I don’t know you!

I may silently ignore your message if you don’t (and I will be able to tell from your message if you didn’t).

Rule #1

Here is rule number one of the now defunct Email Charter,2 the very first principle:

1. Respect Recipients’ Time. This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email will take to process. Even if it means taking more time at your end before sending.

I expect all my correspondents to honour it.


Two other things to keep in mind:

With these caveats out of the way…

… do feel free to get in touch! :-)


  1. In the words quoted by Frank Stajano.

  2. It used to be found at http://www.emailcharter.org/.