The problem in this era of unprecedented mass marketing is that hitting the delete key
before opening most, if not a majority, of messages has become a default practice.
THE Guardian newspaper has defended its coverage of the phone-hacking scandal after admitting that News of the World operatives did not delete key
voicemail messages from Milly Dowler's mobile phone.
There are those who will not give words to a thought, in all silence and privacy, with a delete key
at their fingertips, because they fear embarrassment.
If she was now in the process of pressing the delete key
on some of her memories, especially those preserved in files labelled Sentimental/Miscellaneous, others, unbidden, were coming up for air.
Remember, too, that the computer's delete key
does not permanently delete files.
People think that once you press the delete key
or format the hard disk on a computer that all record of a data transaction has been erased," said Mr Maddison.
My cynicism nearly got the better of me, and I almost hit the delete key
on my computer.
Here's my motto, with apologies to Paladin: "Have Delete Key
, Will Travel (but I'd rather work from home).
While the suggestion that a disabled delete key
may seem like an extreme scenario, the concept behind it is important: Business email should not be deleted until the organization has some way to archive and, more importantly, retrieve email.
Then forget it and reacquaint yourself with the delete key
Most people think that hitting the delete key
actually deletes a file.
There are definitely some sorts of letters that would be improved with easy access to a delete key