That is how many were in my inbox this morning. Each had to be read and an action taken regarding the contents of the email, even if the action was as simple as "file this in the defects bin". There were six emails which required significant research and analysis, averaging about an hour apiece, in order to provide guidance to the personnel involved in those particular projects.
Needless to say, my eyes are a bit bleary now and my fingers tired. Oh well, it pays the freight for the expeditions into the desert, so what can I say?!
-- Badtux the Bleary-eyed Penguin