• United States
Senior Editor

Knight rails against e-mail

Nov 16, 20051 min
Data Center

Sir Bob Geldof is best known as the creator of famine relief super concerts Live Aid and Live 8, as well as lead singer of the departed Boomtown Rats.

And while Geldof has been a champion for getting food to the hungry in Africa, he now was a new enemy other than famine – e-mail.

The Register reports this morning that Sir Bob is urging delegates at a London innovation conference to avoid e-mail as it gets “in the way of serious consideration of what you want to do.”

According to El Reg: “Geldof said that e-mails ‘give a feeling of action, which is a mistake’ and revealed his masterplan for business productivity: ‘Don’t do e-mail.’