I type a lot every day. Most of it involves curly braces and semicolons, but I still send emails back and forth. I try to be as concise as possible in those because more words really arenâ€™t helping anyone. We all are busyâ€”or should beâ€”so I donâ€™t want to waste peoplesâ€™ time with email. It might sound curt, but sometimes if it adequately answers the question, I have no qualms about having one-word email replies. Itâ€™s not that I want to be rude. In fact, Iâ€™d actually prefer to just walk over to someoneâ€™s desk to talk face-to-face.