The Coolest Out of Office Message I Have Ever Received

March 9th, 2011

I removed the identity of the author to protect the innocent:

Dear correspondent;

I am currently disengaged from the rest of the world (until September 2011).

I had to stop replying to emails outside of the strictly personal (friends, family, etc.), except for extremely important/urgent matters.

Please note that, except for emergencies & appointments,  I reply to mails with an equivalent frequency to that of classical letters.

(REQUESTS: Also note that 1) I no longer do media interviews (except those scheduled by publishers), 2) can no longer endorse books, 3) do not participate in documentary films, 4) will not give lectures in Asia, Australia, and other places entailing severe jetlag, etc.)

I apologize for the inconvenience.