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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Gmail Paper

Google introduces “Gmail Paper”, a change from virtual reality mail, to, ugh, reality mail:

The cost of postage is offset with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements, which will appear on the back of your Gmail Paper prints in red, bold, 36 pt Helvetica. No pop-ups, no flashy animations – these are physically impossible in the paper medium.

And there’s no limit to how many paper mails you can send: “You can make us print one, one thousand, or one hundred thousand of your emails. It’s whatever seems reasonable to you.” Plus, Google says that “Gmail Paper is made out of 96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum, and thus, actually helps the environment.”

[Thanks Keith Chan, TomHTML, Jaleel, Manoj Nahar and Hashim!]

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