Happy Anniversary

Thursday, March 31st 2005

A Cnet interview with a Google high muckety-muck brings some insights about Gmail to light. Appropriate, given that tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of Gmail’s debut announcement. You might remember that just about everybody (myself included) thought it was an April Fool’s joke. One gigabyte of electronic mail storage? Poppycock! That’s what I would have been thinking were I British and a fuddy duddy. I’m in a strange mood tonight, don’t mind me…

Back on topic!

Now Google is upping the ante to 2 gig! I’m guessing this is in response to Yahoo’s recent matching of Gmail’s 1gb storage limit. Not only that, but the storage limit will steadily increase beyond the two gigabyte frontier, and the sky’s the limit! The details are a little muddled at this point, but it sure sounds interesting.

It’s amazing how just a year ago even the best webmail account rarely exceeded 10 megabytes.

And in closing, a reminder: Don’t believe anything you read online tomorrow, being April first. Every year I fall for some dumb hoax, even if only for a moment, but this year I pledge to remain skeptical!

And I’ve still got tons of Gmail invites if you’d like one.

31. March 2005 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Tech | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Dang, I hadn’t heard about that. I’d rather they gave us html support instead.

  2. I thought they had html view now.

    From Gmail’s “New Features” section:

    “Basic HTML view lets you access your Gmail messages from almost any computer running almost any web browser, even old ones (not just IE5.5+, Mozilla, and Safari). Especially great for traveling, since you never know what kind of browser that internet café in Siberia is going to have”

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