How would Einstein use e-mail?
September 29, 2009
You're not as different from Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin after all, at least when it comes to patterns of correspondence. A new study of human behavior demonstrates that those who wrote letters using pen and paper -- long before electronic mail existed -- did so in a pattern similar to the way people use e-mail today. The study, entitled On Universality in Human Correspondence Activity, was written by Dean Malmgren, Andriana Campanharo, Daniel Stouffer, and Luis Amaral.