Awareness is creeping into corporate culture that it’s not a good idea to email your subordinates too far off work hours — people too often feel pressure to respond, creating an unhealthy work-life balance that can quickly blossom into all kinds of nastiness.
Last year, Google somewhat quietly introduced a “Schedule send” feature to Gmail, enabling the rest of us to do what considerate Outlook users have been able to do for a while. Now, if you write emails while you watch the 11th Hour, you can schedule them to be sent at the beginning of God’s next time block instead of right as you’re thinking. This feature is accessed through the teeny-tiny white triangle that’s part of the “Send” button. This trick can also be used for evil purposes — but you wouldn’t be that kind of person.