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Tomorrow I'm going to go check out some granite slabs so that I can replace my particle-board RV counters with granite. In preparation for the new counters I've ordered a new sink and faucet, and will be taking a look at a stove on Friday.

The faucet came in today. I got home at midnight, well after my usual computer off time (11pm), I set down my backpack, and started opening up the faucet box. You know, I thought, I may as well install it now just to see what it looks like.

Fifteen minutes later I was reading assembly instructions and poking around under my sink with a flashlight to see what sort of connections I had down there. I thought about how ridiculous it was to be installing a faucet that I would just have to remove and reinstall a week later. I thought about how crazy it was that somehow this totally useless faucet installation was taking priority over writing a post.

This is what happens when you cc lots of people in an email

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It still surprises me that people send emails out like this one where they cc dozens -- or in this case hundreds-- of  (well known) people. The biggest risk is a complete lack of control over what a recipient will say when they 'reply to all'.

I'm writing this blog post so I can send it as my 'reply to all' response when I get emails like these. I may as well educate someone to the dangers of what they've done as well as the etiquette rules they've broken by doing so.

If you've arrived at this post because you're a fellow mass cc recipient like I was, welcome. Do you want to get some value out of the mass cc email you've endured? Why not read one of my blog posts about technology for entrepreneurs?  Maybe the one highlighting my fundraising manifesto, about how AppMakr raised $1MM leveraging AngelList (with interviews of Naval as well as George of CRV and Shai of SVB).  Or the one about our awesome company culture and our company's Core Values Manifesto.  Or maybe about the Things I Know to be True.

Enjoy, and subscribe if you want more.

It still surprises me that people send emails out like this one where they cc dozens -- or in this case hundreds-- of  (well known) people. The biggest risk is a complete lack of control over what a recipient will say when they 'reply to all'. I'm writing this blog post so I can send it as my 'reply to all' response when I get emails like these. I may as well educate someone to the dangers of what they've done as well as the etiquette rules they've broken by doing so. If you've arrived at this post because you're a fellow mass cc recipient like I was, welcome. Do you want to get some value out of the mass cc email you've endured? Why not read one of my blog posts about technology for entrepreneurs?  Maybe the one highlighting my fundraising manifesto, about how AppMakr raised $1MM leveraging AngelList (with interviews of Naval as well as George of CRV and Shai of SVB).  Or the one about our awesome company culture and our company's Core Values Manifesto.  Or maybe about the Things I Know to be True. Enjoy, and subscribe if you want more.

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