Friday, April 01, 2005

Google's April fool ....

Its been exactly one year since Google launched its Gmail service. Launching an email service offering 1Gb of disk space on Fool's day had everyone convinced that it was the best April Fool's day stunt in recent history. Hardly anyone bought it ... and Google was running around telling everyone who was willing to listen that it was for real. And the BBC said, that Timing made Google the April Fool!

A year down the road, here is what Google is saying. They are offering another gigabyte of disk space - again, being Fool's day its hard to believe. Visit the gmail website and you will realize that the disk space they are offering is continuously being increased every instant. Right now, my gmail accounts have reached 1389 MB - certainly higher than the 1GB. Google has set this crazy thing in motion, and every Fool's day will now be one to look forward to as Gmail takes another step in a direction completely unforeseen, and which we wont know for sure if its true until April 2!!

[Its been a few minutes since the original post, and now my account quota has gone upto 1397 MB.] Here is what the gmail front page looks like today:

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