Email: technically outdated, socially established. An interview with WeST by Rhein-Zeitung[go to overview]
In an interview with the local newspaper Rhein-Zeitung, René Pickhard from Institute WeST explains why the email protocol is still in use – although it is technically outdated. When searching for the causes, one realises how the Web is shaped not only by technical standards, but also by social processes. It is due to this multicausality that Web Science is such an interdisciplinary science.
The article is available online (in German language).
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