Monday, April 16, 2007

Introducing Gmail Paper

Beginning of the month we all saw this on the gmail front page. And I started wondering what business model is Google following for this one ?

Introducing Gmail Paper

Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.

A New Button
Now in Gmail, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and we'll send it to you in the mail.

Simplicity Squared
Google will print all messages instantly and prepare them for delivery. Allow 2-4 business days for a parcel to arrive via post.

Total Control
A stack of Gmail Paper arrives in a box at your doorstep, and it’s yours to keep forever. You can read it, sort it, search it, touch it. Or even move it to the trash—the real trash. (Recycling is encouraged.)

Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe
Google takes privacy very seriously. But once your email is physically in your hands, it's as secure as you want to make it.

Learn more about Gmail Paper

And after few days I realized, Gmail has fooled me. One of the best April Fool pranks I came across.

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At 4:32 AM, Blogger kirann said...

I guess this shud have been implemented. As it is we have lot of waste-age in all india , adding one more wouldnt affect more. But the other prank what IT sector can have is the appraisels!! And then followed by hoppings, that means if not appraisal i have the other one in my hand. So you can play prank with company, may be u really didnt want, but the prank will give a good appraisal!

At 8:48 PM, Blogger deepak said...

There was another April Fool from same legend check out ""
I think that was nice april fool.
Google's creativity is really too good :-)


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