These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Is the G for Geewhiz?

Gads, MORE email from Dennis? I'm just testing my Google Gmail
account. You know, it's the one with a gigabyte of storage. Better
than that, it allows single message attachments of 10 megabytes.

So, go ahead, send me that huge photo, video clip, laptop backup ...

== Dennis


Wow. Dennis is right in there on the cutting edge. In order to
send you something really big, I'll have to have GMAIL as poor old
Hotmail doesn't allow more than a 1 MB of attachments.

Is gmail available to all, or only a select few? I thought there
was suposed to be adverts accompanying it. I didn't get any. Or
is it the sender that gets the advert?



Dennis S Hurd (GMail)
More options May 23 (20 hours ago)

No, I think I've been identified as a select computer user ... and
have an account at Blogger.com. If you can still log in there, you
might find the link from their new, streamlined pages.

It's really a completely new way of working. You leave everything and
don't really make folders .. but each message can have a 'tag'.
Basically you find what you want using Google's search technologies.

No, the adverts are totally non-instrusive. They're like what one
sees on the right hand side of a google search. A message to myself
included a tourist website for Richmond, BC as it noted that I live in
New Westminster.

I'm not concerned about privacy issues in this case at all. I think
the scaremongering is just the competition trying to make people nervous.


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