Gmail Invites

Mike Hernandez sequethin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 10:39:12 PDT 2004


On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:35:50 -0400, Hui Zhou <zhouhui at wam.umd.edu> wrote:
> 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
> 
> 
I just use it to subscribe to mailing lists;) So i can search my own archives...

MIke =)



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