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Making books and meeting deadlines | 10 comments
[new] email deadlines (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#1)
by amy on Wed Jun 25th, 2003 at 12:55:13 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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you mentioned email, aileen ... are the time-challenged authors in question emailing you their texts?

i typically cringe when people make remarks to the effect of "cyberspace is so disembodied", but, unfortunately, my experience has been that the cliche is true in the case of email and deadlines. it seems that if you don't have to show up with an object in person, or at least the object doesn't have to be postmarked/received, etc... people feel less uncomfortable about blowing the deadline. maybe it's because the "thing" doesn't really go there at all. or maybe it's because the deadlinee isn't likely to show up or scream over the phone at the scofflaw.
in my case - i've missed an email deadline or two :-) - i think it's the latter.

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