I’m on Gmail so often that sometimes I forget whether I’m on my e-mail or if I’m just interacting in “real life.” And as great as real life is, there are definitely times in my offline world that I wish I had the Gmail features at my disposal.
|The other day, while sitting in a restaurant, a friend mentioned something that I had said a few weeks ago. I had no recollection of what I had supposedly said. She assured me that I said it, but I didn’t believe her. I tried searching through our past conversations, but my memory isn’t what it used to be.||In Gmail, I would have quickly searched our chat history.|
|Often, when I’m talking to people I don’t interact with frequently, I find it difficult to recall our previous conversations.||Wouldn’t my life be easier if our conversations were grouped, like in Gmail, and I could quickly see our last several interactions all in one place?|
|Gmail says that I am currently using 3753 MB (49 percent) of my 7576 MB. My brain certainly does not have that much memory, and thus I must often “delete” pieces of information (names, things I said, jokes I’ve already told) from my brain, making it impossible to search for them later. Gmail encourages its users not to delete anything, and therefore everything is later searchable. My brain – not so much.||While my brain loses memory each day, Gmail claims to be gaining more and more space each day.|
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