I signed onto my corporate email just now and was informed I have 6481 unread emails.
OK, I’m not the most diligent correspondent, but I usually keep my unread email down somewhere in 3 digits. How was this possible?
Somehow (perhaps when my computer was reimaged earlier in the month) I got signed up for some RSS feeds. One of these contains 6202 unread messages. The folder containing these items is so large it is taking forever to open.
[a few minutes later, when the folder opens]
What’s in it is a BBC News feed. I must have signed up for this inadvertently. It’s several months of BBC feeds, which provides an interesting perspective on news from several months ago that I didn’t read and wasn’t any the worse from not knowing.
Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson is giving a ministerial statement on the severe weather to the Scottish Parliament.
A tiny mushroom little know to scientists is to blame for more than 400 sudden deaths in Yunnan province, experts say.
The Colombian army installs a giant Christmas tree in Farc rebel territory to encourage guerrilla fighters to demobilize.
PM condemns sympathy for Moat