The Ezra Klein Show

On his third appearance on the Ezra Klein Show, Cal and Ezra discuss A World Without Email. Cal explains how Slack and Gmail are making us miserable — and what to do about it.

Cal talks about the hyperactive hive mind – the idea at the center of Cal’s book, “A World Without Email.” And it’s the idea he says at the center of how a lot of us are working and living these days. He defines the hyperactive hive mind as a workflow centered on ongoing conversation fueled by unstructured and unscheduled messages delivered through digital communication tools, like email and instant messenger.

Listen to the audio and read the transcript on the New York Times website.