Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Gmail Paper

Hashim [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 1, 2007
12 years ago6,612 views

April Fools!

mail.google.com/mail/help/pape ...

Randy J. [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Probably the least creative/surprising/impressive of the April Fools' Day jokes. Oh well.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Definitely interesting

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

haha... gmail paper? I want some!!!

Randy J. [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

mail.google.com/mail/help/pape ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

looks cool.
he he :)

x [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

sounds like an interesting idea to me!

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

so is that it. No new product release this time?

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

can't wait until valleywag finds out who those "CEOs" on the right are :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

wait a second...
today is also Gmail's birthday!
Gmail is 3 years old today. Happy Birthday!!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

If I want to print all my mails, Google will be obliged to cut down a big part of Amazon rainforest to get enough paper...

Happy B-Day Gmail!

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Gmail Paper is made out of 96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum, and thus, actually helps the environment.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

LOL! but no new product *cries*

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Paper's homepage: mail.google.com/mail/help/pape ...

Cooke Jarr [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Okay, this is the second time you got me today! Forgot it was the Fool's day. The first thing was the free complete home wireless broadband service and Google provides the kit! Not the privy though! And, yeah, happy BD, Google!

Bravery Onions [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Google TiPS is better ;-)

google.com/tisp/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

(I've adjusted the link, thanks Ludwik!)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"I understand the difference between labels and folders. I had one message with two labels, but when I tried to stick the paper version into two filing cabinets at the same time, it just wouldn’t go"

:-D

1stroundsonme [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

It was a WONDERFUL idea, both as an April Fool's joke & to be honest, as a real world application.

Who knows – maybe Google will pick up on this (or some variant of it, such as nominal cost high quality paper archiving) in the future.

To the hater up top: I doubt you could come up with anything as original. It's easy to criticize, and hard to innovate. Always has been, always will be.

Rajesh Agrawal [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Amazing Fool Stuff!! It for one moment drove me

Trogdor [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

WOW. I believed it, clicked on the forum link to say, "Is this fo real, real, or just for play play?"

Funny stuff. Good jorb. LOL.

And yeah, wouldn't surprise me if Google decided it's a good idea. With their wealth of knowledge, I bet they could do it, if anyone ...

Idiot Who Believed Google [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Not funny. Seriously. I spent like two freaking hours of my life writing an article about how this could revolutionize people who sell electronic (text) information and have problems about not having back-up copies in case of chargebacks.

Ugh.

I feel like a total ass.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A link to the article, please. And you're not an idiot.

Yesterday was April 1st?! [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Damn. I saw that early in the morning and blogged it right away! I was so excited. Not about my emails really, but the fact that they would print pictures that were in my emails. I had just taken my kids to Disneyland and thought it was too good to be true. I hadn't heard encountered Google doing April Fool's jokes, but I'll always be wary now...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<I hadn't heard encountered Google doing April Fool's jokes>>

:Cough::Cough::Cough::Cough::Cough:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google's ...

Me [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

I must say... I actually fell for this one!

Alex [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

96% organic soybean sputum is something...

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!