Inexpensive ubiquitous mass storage is closer than you think!

I started using Google Mail (GMail) last year because I want to be able to read my mail from everywhere, all the time. Google offered me 1000 MB of free storage and one of the greatest user interface for a mail client. Oh! Did I mention it has nearly perfect spam filtering, without any effort on my part?

I wondered what would happen when I would reached 1000 MB of mail. For me, that’s about 2 years of incoming mail, maybe a bit less.

Well, my account has now 2057 MB of storage. That’s about 3 years worth of storage. It seems like Google increases your limit as need arises.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

One thought on “Inexpensive ubiquitous mass storage is closer than you think!”

  1. Gmail has really been improving lately.

    The space has been increasing, about 1 extra GB on April 1st, and it’s been constantly increasing by a slow amount since then (about 2 or 3 MB a day now) – you actually should be upto 2058.

    Additionaly they have recently rich text editing (which i hate personally, but some seem to like) and a basic html interface (that is still better than webmail interfaces) that works with browsers that have less than perfect javascript support.

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