Link: Death By Email Blog: Senate OKs 7 Years of No Email Tax. Roger Matus reports today that the Senate has passed a bill delaying any taxation of the Internet and email for 7 years. Email has become a preferred method of communication for many lawyers and clients; it avoids the stamp tax of the Postal Service. Of course, email has many disadvantages; not the least of which is the ephemeral, find me if you can, nature of electronic communication. The feeling of informality in email communication has lured more than one communicator into an embarrassing or legally risky error. I suspect that the first Egyptian Pharaoh who put pen to paper immediately sensed the permanency provided by such communication. However, I don't think the Pharaoh had the problem of hordes of hungry lawyers seeking discovery of his scrolls.