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1985 Email Ethics Document Still Relevant

  • Gizmodo, Friday, October 23, 2015 7:01 AM

In 1985 the tech nonprofit RAND issued a report on the future of email, well before the mode of communication would become mainstream. The best practices document, titled "Toward an Ethics and Etiquette for Electronic Mail," made several recommendations that are still quite relevant today. "Never say anything in an electronic message that you wouldn’t want appearing, and attributed to you, in tomorrow’s front-page headline in the New York Times," reads the document.

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