God bless the Google 20%

Gmail Labs (neat but non-standard things you can add to Gmail) has come up with what might be the greatest invention ever devised for students: Mail Goggles.

When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind?

Brilliant. Question though: where the frack was Google when I was young and foolish?

0 responses to “God bless the Google 20%

  1. Eudora still has a pretty large following, and it was recently converted to an Open Source project. If you have complex scripting requirements it’s one of the best clients available.

    This feature would never really be useful to me–I’ve never gotten in trouble from drunken email.

    Righteous indignation, on the other hand, is another story, and anger has little affect on my ability to do arithmetic.

  2. You need a keyboard sensor…if you punch the keys too hard, it cuts you off.

    Alternatively, if Word can put green squiggly lines under what it considers to be poor grammar, perhaps they can do something similar for sarcasm or bitchiness.

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