Don't Put It In email

John Gruber, commenting on Google’s ‘Communicate with Care’ policy:

If you don’t want it discovered, don’t put it in email.

Exactly.

If you don’t want other people to know about it don’t tell anyone about it.

But, how is a group of 100 (or however many) engineers working on a single project supposed to stay on the same page of a project?

Conference call every time there’s a question? Fuck that.

Try to get a group of more than 4 people working on the same project to discuss the project only in person or on the phone, in any organization, and watch chaos unfold.

Joel Hamill @joelhamill