HipChat to Sponsor Second Leg of the Message Not Received Book Tour

It's high time to educate others on the silliness of "collaboration" via e-mail.

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Message Not Received rails against the overuse and misuse of e-mail.

That’s not to say that I’m categorically opposed to e-mail. (Who doesn’t like unsolicited sales inquiries?) I’m just anti-inefficiency. E-mail is a particularly ill-suited tool for collaboration and project management, and that goes double in the developer world. Although that was true fifteen years ago, the same range of powerful, easy-to-use tools didn’t exist.

It’s high time to educate others on the silliness of “collaboration” via e-mail.

For a long time now, we have not been able to accurately make that claim.

Researching the new book, I came across Atlassian, an Australian enterprise-software company that develops products geared towards software developers and project managers. Atlassian believes that a great deal of education is needed around workplace collaboration. Needless to say, I violently agree. After all, an Office-Space like approach to work seems so 1999.

The company has agreed to let users try one of its products, HipChat, for two months for free.

Click here to give it a shot or, if you just want a red stapler à la Milton in the movie, click here.

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