Gmail is too creepy: Will Google become the next Microsoft — great for the masses, but looked down upon by geeks?
Presumably you have a Gmail account, and do not object to Google’s policies. But many of us will not send mail to gmail.com …Problem 1: Gmail is nearly immortal…
I touched on the some of the same issues here. I said:
Essentially GMail is a big bribe. Google is saying, “We know this system is creepy, but we give you one gigabyte of storage.” They’re counting on the fact that the downside of email scanning is offset by the generous storage limits. I guess it’s up to the consumer to decide if this is true.
On another note, have you finally arrived when a “[your name]-watch.com” site hits the Net? When gadgetopia-watch.com is launched, I’m buying a Lexus.