I would like a gmail account, but... - Journal of Omnifarious
Jun. 16th, 2004
07:57 am - I would like a gmail account, but...
This is a good caution. I've avoided email accounts on public services like Yahoo for just this reason. Any data that isn't sitting safely ensconced on your computer isn't really private. I also fret about centralization of control. I don't think google is evil, but as they do more and more things, the cost of me being wrong climbs ever higher.
But, I want a gmail account to experiment with. I want to test out some of its features and see how they relate to my CAKE project. I want to see what innovative things they've done so I have them as food for thought.
So, if anybody has a gmail invite code they'd like to give me, I'd appreciate it.
Edit <11:37>: I got one, thanks to accozzaglia. My gmail address is my LJ username at gmail.com. I would appreciate it if you would only send me email there that you consider public enough for public LJ post.
I love my username. It's almost never taken, anywhere. :-)