I just got my Gmail inbox down to zero for the first time in nearly two years.
After Mom died, I left the last few notes she sent me in my inbox, even though they were just pointers to funny things on the web. But last month, I finally felt able to read and archive them. However, while they were in the inbox, I didn’t feel any pressure to keep it clear (there is a big difference between an empty inbox and one with even one item in it), and even after archiving them, it took quite a while for me to get around to processing everything.
Tonight, I took advantage of some free time and the new Remember The Milk plugin for GMail to get those last few items out of the inbox (and I actually took care of all but one!).
When I left work last Friday, that inbox was empty, too. I haven’t connected to work since then, so, as far as I know, it’s still empty.
If you can’t see the
fnord email, it can’t eat you!