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Time CEO advocates old-style voice communication

Ann Moore prefers talking to texting.

The chairman and chief executive officer of Time Inc has asked for a ban on the "reply all" function of emails, the Chicago Tribune has reported.

Speaking to the women's business group Chicago Network, she elaborated on the growth of digital communication modes - such as e-mail, text and multimedia messaging - at the expense of old-style voice communication.

Moore had commissioned an internal study on BlackBerry addiction among staffers of People magazine that is published by Time. It revealed that usage of such digital devices was resulting in alarming rates of inefficiency.

At the address session, Moore advocated first-hand personal communication with others. She told the gathering that she spent her Sunday cooking dinner for her family and their 20-something friends, sharing ideas and each other's company face to face.