Business executives receive a deluge of e-mails every hour of every day, and it's not because they're popular. Antiquated methods of communications such as telephone calls,
letters and (gasp) face-to-face meetings have been replaced by impersonal "pings" - and why not? After all, everyone is busy, and proper e-mail etiquette was created to maintain
some semblence of order. But spammers, Blackberry addicts and the chronic over-communicators within your own organization don't observe said etiquette, nor do they respect the
concept of a blissful, e-mail-less moment of peace.