Back on April 1, 2004, Google introduced their own web based e-mail service as an beta by invitation only service. Many folks thought it would never take off, but earlier this year, it was announced: Gmail open to all…
Now, to celebrate their three-year birthday GMail is proud to introduce Gmail Paper (Beta):
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.
Google will print all messages instantly and prepare them for delivery. Allow 2-4 business days for a parcel to arrive via post.
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.
Here are some more details that Google is careful to note about the service:
- It’s free, but has ads.
- They even print attachments…except for MP3 and WAV files.
- No limit on how much you can print.
- Printed on 96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum so that it is environment friendly.
Also Google is now getting into the ISP business be sure to read all about the new and FREE (some restrictions apply) Google TiSP (Beta) Broadband Internet service.
Source: CyberNet News