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New Gmail feature prevents drunk e-mailing October 7, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings, Tools.
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Google released a useful new Gmail feature yesterday in its labs, which could help prevent intoxicated people from sending embarrassing late-night e-mails they might regret in the morning. When activated, the program will force a user to solve a series of math problems before allowing any message to be sent.

My question is, what if you are a total math loser and became a translator to avoid math 😉 ? Too bad they didn’t invent a feature that recognized and automatically fixed terrible typing. I think that would be more useful – and effective – than doing math problems, and it would be welcomed by terrible typists or those of us whose fingers get away from us. And it wouldn’t have to just be limited to weekend nights, which is the default setting – although you can change the settings. Back when I was in college (eight million years ago) Thursday was the big night out…

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