I once teamed up with a co-worker to collect all the crazy-long email signatures people use. I think the longest we ever collected was around 10 lines, complete with pictures (a logo) and an alphabet soup of titles earned. Email address was included...which I still have a hard time figuring out why. Perhaps someone will print it? I guess those people still exist.
Anyway, the other day I noticed this (not the first time, just the first time I thought to write about it...plus, I have nothing else useful to say so maybe this will clear the bit of block I am having right now).
Thank You,Thank You? Is that just to save time and keystrokes as Sten Vesterli [twitter|blog] notes:
First Name Last Name
I understand the efficiency part...but what if there is no actual "Thanks" required? Just seems a bit...weird to me.
I will end my email communiques with one of the following:
* Regards (probably a UK influence there)
With my name, "chet" following a couple of lines below.
It's not that much extra typing, for me. I'm in the 70 WPM range...and maybe that's where the difference is. Who knows?
Just needed to get this off the chest.