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Laurianne
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11/10/2014 | 11:26:15 AM
Google Inbox pins
I like the pinning idea -- or maybe I'm just procrastinating in disguise by pinning.
anon6625531138
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11/10/2014 | 10:20:27 AM
Re: More like a desktop client with a bit of 'to-do' functionality
You're spot on about the app. I got an early invite and have used it a bit. It seems to help manage email as a to do list much like many people are already doing with email. The interface works well to aid that usage. I've been impressed so far.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/10/2014 | 8:17:52 AM
Re: More like a desktop client with a bit of 'to-do' functionality
An email update from your calendar app?  Madness.  The basic phone alerts are enough for me.  :p
Joe Stanganelli
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11/10/2014 | 8:15:49 AM
Re: Not a fan of Google Kool-Aid
@Brian: You -- among other commenters -- poke at a compelling point.  There is something to be said for personalization, but screen space on a smartphone -- and even many tablets -- comes at a premium (a big part of the reason mobile advertising has been so elusive to master for tech companies); mobile devices are designed for efficiency, not personalization.

And, of course, too much personalization is not such a good idea regardless of the devices.  Remember those awful MySpace pages?
DannyR631
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11/10/2014 | 3:01:54 AM
Google and the NSA, together again
The NSA will appreciate it if you sign up.  It makes it so much easier to store your data when you use Google.
zaious
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11/9/2014 | 11:36:27 PM
Just give me an organized way to view mails
It was suufficient to filter our spams in older days. Now, there are so many notifications, information from legit sources ( from the domains I should not black list) is crowding the mailbox. I just wish for a solutiioon that will keep our busy life rolling and shield us from unwanted 'readings'.
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11/9/2014 | 10:25:52 PM
Re: Not a fan of Google Kool-Aid
@Susan, you are 100% correct. It is a little sad to think that 10,000 years from now, an archaeologist might not be able to pick up a tablet and build a picture of the progression of software, from Gmail to Inbox, etc., because the digital information has been lost.

Or, maybe technology has advanced up to a level that there are no human archaeologists in the field, just drone archaeologists with sensors that can rebuild digital information. In which case, they can read the article above and my comment -- I might have just communicated with someone from 10,000 years in the future.
Susan Fourtané
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11/9/2014 | 9:45:29 PM
Re: Not a fan of Google Kool-Aid
Thanks, Technorati. :) How gratifying. 

It's just like that, like your neighbor and his brother who is 93 and still working. That's exactly what keeps them alive and youthful. As long as their brain is active and entertained learning there is always life.

And when there is still life there is time for learning more of the so many things that surround you and the new ones still to come. :) 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
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11/9/2014 | 9:25:37 PM
Re: Not a fan of Google Kool-Aid
Thanks, Brian. :) 

Exactly. Changes always imply learning and changes can't be ignored, or avoided if we expect to advance and evolve. Otherwise, the world would be still living in the Stone Age. :D

However, people even then had to learn to create and use new tools if they were planning to survive. Adaptation and learning are two fundamental things that we always have to keep present and active in our life. :)

-Susan
Technocrati
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11/9/2014 | 9:11:07 PM
Re: Not a fan of Google Kool-Aid

@S.F  !    Greetings to you !  : )     And you are absolutely right.  Learning keeps you alive and young (at heart).   I just recently spoke with a neighbor of mine, he is 90 and he really doesn't look it.  He has a brother who is 93 and still working !    

That's when I figured out that I don't ever have to stop working or learning and that both will probably prolong my life unless of course I get hit by a bus.  Everything is good measure.   So when you mention we have to keep learning to stay active, it is another way of saying ....staying alive as well.  

I don't know how I got on this tangent, but your point is well taken and I will look at this "new gmail" as I should look at everything - an opportunity to learn and opportunity to live. 

 

Thanks Susan !  ;  ) 

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