Knigge wrote a traditional code of etiquette for Germans in the time of enlightenment. His famous and influential description of society and literary works, as well as his role as leader among those who undermined the freemasons by following Weishaupt’s “Illuminati” are legendary.
I would wish to see an “Email Knigge” that works according to the laws of ethical correctness. After having studied “Knigge”, however, it gets clear that the name cannot be used any more. We must find another name for the 21st century.
On the picture, you see the star of the internet. It had no problem at all jumping on the bandwagon of Web 2.0, the centre of intrigues in the 21st century, the basis of cyber crime, the exchange for the “ride onto the ice berg”, the centre for networking and entanglement, the road towards modern deception through multiple identities, the drug for social yearnings of avatars and virtual lovers…
As I made clear during many discussions with students and software houses, I would wish to have a product of information based on an ethically correct and technologically airtight description of all email exchange.
Outing: I would be happy to buy and pay for the use of such a concept. In exchange, I would be: free from the suspicion of misusing it, liberated from receiving uncertified mail. In my opinion, this concept would have to have a far wider range than the SPAM classification. One of the features to be realized technologically would have to be that you break the principle of anonymity in email exchanges. Another feature would be a mail service that prohibits BCC and openly and clearly shows the civil and legal identity of the sender.
I would appreciate all advice referring to texts or company regulations on the subject.
(Translated by EG)