Automatically generated messages can help us to survive in information overloaded environments. Think about the Out-of-Office-Notifications and how they help us to curb the amount of stuff we have to get through when returning from vacations.
There are probably several prosaic or poetic ways to circumscribe the only relevant thing you want to communicate in these Out-of-Office-Replies, namely the date when you are In-the-Office again. Considering this, why don’t we take the chance to have a laugh with it, as Zack Whittaker suggests in his ZDNet blog?
My favourite one is the following:
“You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, you wouldn’t have received anything at all.”
What are your favorites?