Vijftien jaar Gmail
3 april 2019 - 23:10   
geplaatst door: puk1980


How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 15 Years Ago

If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than choosing Thursday, April 1, 2004, the day Gmail launched.

Scuttlebutt that Google was about to offer a free email service had leaked out the day before: Here’s John Markoff of the New York Times reporting on it at the time. But the idea of the search kingpin doing email was still startling, and the alleged storage capacity of 1GB—500 times what Microsoft’s Hotmail offered—seemed downright implausible. So when Google issued a press release date-stamped April 1, an awful lot of people briefly took it to be a really good hoax. (Including me.)

Gmail turned out to be real, and revolutionary. And a decade’s worth of perspective only makes it look more momentous.

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antw: Vijftien jaar Gmail
3 april 2019 - 23:16    reactie #1
geplaatst door: MacFrankie
Ik heb een Gmail adres uit die periode, toen je alleen op uitnodiging in kon schrijven...
Op mijn werk heb ik al Windows, thuis wil ik geen systeembeheerder meer zijn!