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Impervious [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, July 29, 2006
13 years ago6,582 views

I was doing some translation for google when i encountered a phrase
"The result?... from today we are starting our infinite storage plan"

I am not sure what it means... but I smell something great.

I was doing bengali translation

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

can you please explain in detail ?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Where exactly were you doing the translation ?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

excellent! this must be talking about GDrive. but the way it talks about a plan sounds like you will have to pay for it. pure speculation! :)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I doubt the info is valid.

"from today we are..." isn't English.

google.com/search?hs=imC&h ...

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What is wrong with that sentence Ionut? I would say that, and I'm English.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yep Plan does sound like Subscription based, which quite honestly sucks.

Then again How do you expect Google to make money with a infinite storage plan ?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"I was doing some translation for google "

This appears to be a break in an NDA... even if you are an intern/temp!!

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Don't know /pd, I skimmed the TOS for the translate program and didn't see a NDA clause.

services.google.com/tc/legal.h ...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah, /pd, this wasn't professional work, this is just google in your language. It's quite revealing:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-1 ...
but atm it seems to be down.

a.ndy [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Are you sure the "infinite storage plan" does not refer to the infinite storage in gmail cause I remember a similar phrase when they introduced 2 GB and counting storage to gmail ..

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Impervious > Can you tell me what URLs you use ?
services.google.com/tcbin/tc.p ...
I just want to know what there is behind the XXXXX ;-)

PS : the Status of the translations points that "French" is only at 97%, previously it was at 99%. :-)

Impervious [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Well I am doing volunteered service and I don't remember the link it was for the GMail Static UI and the lanuage was Bengali.

Impervious [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

BTW Am I in trouble. Was there really any NDA, I did not see anything like that.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I don't think they'res an NDA, but I think that a.ndy is absolutely right. Here's the relevant bit from gmai's first birthday:
"The result?... starting today, we're beginning the roll-out of our new and top secret Infinity+1 storage plan."
Sounds like they dumbed it down a bit for the int'l version but that's definately it. False alarm people, move along.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Imprevious: I think your wording confused me.. when you say "doing some translation for google " meant to me that you were doing some work for google..

but from what I am infering now, is that you were USING google translation services.. if thats the case, then its a NP 'o :)-

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Oh Well.

ZDNet picked the story up.

blogs.zdnet.com/Google/index.p ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'd post on it but it sounds too much like what Caleb and A.ndy point at. I'll give Garett a ping to make sure he reads the updates here.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Still have to agree with Garett, it seems pretty clear when you have all the gdrive sightings that the phrase is associated with gdrive. Wether or not the final product will be "infinite" still remains to be seen, but it would certainly shake up the status quo.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If Google were to offer free infinite storage, why wouldn't they offer infinite space for Gmail first?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google was running out of space. ;)
They just brought a big datacenter in Oregan, it's possible Google will offer "infinite storage" in the future, but limit monthly bandwidth like Flickr's doing now.

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