Recently, there have been more and more rumors about the demise of the email medium. In today’s age of instant messaging, RSS and Social Media, some say that email will soon be "out", especially those from the younger generation. That thought arises most probably partly from the fact that there is currently no realistic prospect of tackling the spam problem. But those declared dead usually live longer than we think and this I think will apply especially to email.
"Generation X" gets older and is slightly surprised when looking back, realizing how the educational and work environment has changed in the past years. A "child" of this generation is the new media, email belongs to. Many of today’s forty-to fifty year olds have learned to deal with these new media only after their studies.