Re: A few years from now: Ring! Ring!
Get real. Many times now, I simply send the email and then walk 2 floors to go find the person and stand next to them to get stuff done.
The irony is that email is making business worse by making comms like a sludge pit of ignored requests but the second email is not available the entire workfoce in a company loses its marbles, several dozen techs spring into action to get the service back up and running in nanoseconds so we can all get back to ignoring each other.