Emails demise raises security concerns about messaging. In the early days of computing, I remember being dazzled by the speed and ease of email as a way of communicating with other lawyers and clients and the court system. I even had an argument with another lawyer at a Bar Committee meeting in which he swore that he was happy communicating with ink and a quill pen. As communication has evolved, I have never forgotten that lost soul, and have often wondered what profession he took up after being drummed out of law practice. But, the pace of change is so fast now that email is an endangered species. We still communicate with it; but, many of us have moved on to text messaging, Instant sharing of documents and photographs, and we grow impatient if we have to wait longer than thirty seconds for a response. The big problem, however, is not the reduced attention span of modern people; but, the security of the communications, or the lack thereof. If you are using social media, have you established two or three factor authentication on each service? Do you log out of your computer when you walk away from the desk? Do you maintain logs of your activity? Where are they kept? I could go on; but, I hope you get the gist. Always be security conscious; especially in a world where communication is instantaneous.