A Google Gaggle

Album Cover: Crash

"You wear nothing, but you wear it so well."
Dave Matthews Band / Crash Into Me

Posted on April 30, 2004 11:15 AM in Computers
Warning: This blog entry was written two or more years ago. Therefore, it may contain broken links, out-dated or misleading content, or information that is just plain wrong. Please read on with caution.

Thanks to some very nice people out in the blogosphere, I've managed to get my very own shiny new Google GMail account. I have to admit I was quite jealous when I heard that there were people out there getting to test it out early. I got even more jealous when I found out that power bloggers using the Blogger service were getting invites. So now I have my own account and I feel much better. I'll probably be posting more thoughts here once I've had a chance to use it more. My only complaint so far is that I can't set up a default signature for my messages...but come to think of it, I don't think Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail let you do that either.

On a semi-related note, I read an article over at Wired today titled More Reasons to Love Google. There are some interesting tidbits concerning Google's recent IPO filing, such as the fact that "the exact value of its planned offering is $2,718,281,828 dollars, which some would immediately recognize as the mathematical constant e." I found the idea that Google "faces the risk of losing trademark rights to its name if too many people use 'google' as a verb or 'googling' as a gerund" quite interesting as well.

Comments

Tim on July 21, 2004 at 1:28 AM:

Umm.... Gmail allows you to make a signature. It's under settings.

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Tim on July 21, 2004 at 1:37 AM:

Nevermind my last comment. I didn't notice the date on the original post. At that point, Gmail did not have signatures.

I feel stupid for replying to a post that is several months old.

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