The Beloved Email

December 22, 2008

My siblings and I have always joked that my mother is a solid two to three years behind on technology trends. This has never been more glaring than when she called last night to inform me that she sent me the FUNNIEST EMAIL EVER.

What could it be?

Ah, yes, an ElfYourself email.

Slightly miffed when I explained that this campaign was in its third year, she sniffed and said “well, check your email.”

For me, this conversation only reminded me that while we discuss email as a dying form of communication for millenials, it’s a constant for the Boomer and older generations. And they’re just getting comfortable with it to a certain extent (embedding links, adding pictures, etc.).