I don’t get this, and I probably think about it too much, but I’m overwhelmed by how rude it is. Particularly when you’ve met the person or you are waiting on important information. Perhaps it goes back to this whole idea of people being “too busy” for non-essential communication, which, by the way, is total bullshit, but it seems to be prevalent in our culture.
Perfect example of people being too busy, but still doing non-essential things: I’m too busy to start this little blog, but fuck it. I’m doing it.
And I respond to emails. Even to people I don’t particularly like. Because it’s the polite and professional thing to do. Everyone is busy. Even people who are not particularly busy are busy in their own self-indulgent, ego-maniacal way, and I totally respect that washed out, vague definition of being busy. I really do. But I fail to see a location on the busy spectrum that excuses anyone from not replying to a simple email.