Gmail Invites

Hui Zhou zhouhui at wam.umd.edu
Fri Oct 29 07:35:50 PDT 2004


On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 03:25:36PM +0200, Uli Fahrenberg wrote:
>Archaic, Oct 28, 11:52 -0600:
>
>>Google has come up with the perfect mass marketing gimmick ever. Names 
>>and addresses are being hoarded, and the list is growing. Google will 
>>make more capital in the selling of that list than in anything else 
>>they hold.
>
>You read Cringely's comments about gmail?
>
>	http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20040909.html
>
>It's not just a list; by the "A invites B invites C..." process they get 
>a graph, a social network of some kind. Much more valuable than a list.
>
>uli

I think the only sensible way to use Gmail is to use it as a backup 
device: regularly tar up your documents and ENCRYPT it and send to 
your Gmail account as an attachment and with a subject a key to 
retrieve when come to restoring. There is a project on freshmeat just 
to do that.

-- 
Hui Zhou



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