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There’s a dual purpose to this post. Okay three purposes.
a. To tell you about something new from google
2. To tell you about the blog from which I got it
- It’s 8pm and I haven’t posted yet today.
Google will soon be introducing a new version of gmail. They announced IMAP support for gmail a few days ago and created quite a buzz around the web, but I find the prospect of a newer, faster, more versatile version of the program to be much more exciting. According to the blog Google Operating System (more about that in a moment), the new gmail will include
- pre-fetching messages
- a new contact manager
- increased integration across google web apps.
It’s that last one that will potentially make gmail the killer online application. One thing I wish gmail would do currently is allow you to create a google calendar event based on an email with one click. It will eventually, and maybe even in this coming new version. Word is that the new contact manager will also work with gdocs and gcal. I’m hoping for a large leap toward full integration of calendar, gmail, and docs. Flippin’ sweet!
Now, about that blog. Google Operating System is written by Ionut Alex Chitu, who describes the nature of his reporting on his about page.
I didn’t invent the concept of Google Operating System, I just wanted to tell its story. The platform is already there, some pieces are already built, but Google’s operating system will continue to amaze us in the years to come.
You’ll find news, tips, secrets, analysis, written in a way I’d like to read them. But nobody writes them elsewhere. [link is from the gOS blog]
Unlike some other google watchers, Mr. Chitu zooms in with laser clarity on features that play into google’s larger ambition to be an online operating system that, as he puts it, “stores and processes our documents, memories and desires.” His post topics range from the quizzical to the diabolical to the whimsical.
Google Operating System can now be found among the selection of high quality blogs on the roll.