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NEW YORK – Oublions les innovations et autres nouvelles technologies exotiques, car on ne sait toujours pas utiliser la technologie dont on dispose déjà. J'ai passé une grande partie de mon temps libre des derniers mois à me familiariser avec un nouveau logiciel de messagerie électronique, après avoir abandonné mon PC et Eudora pour Mac et AppleMail.

C'était un défi, certes, mais ce n’est pas le propos qui m’amène. Ce dont je veux parler ici, c’est du contenu de ma boîte de réception : pourquoi ces messages ?

On me prend pour l’intermédiaire de personnes qu’on essaie de contacter par e-mail et de convaincre d'agir ; on me demande une recommandation auprès d'un tiers, d'organiser un rendez-vous, d'investir de l'argent, ou simplement de répondre d'une manière ou d'une autre.

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