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
>You read Cringely's comments about gmail?
>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.
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.
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