A lot of people use Google’s free web email service, called Gmail. I have lost count of the friends and colleagues who have ditched their Hotmail and Yahoo accounts for a Gmail address instead – certainly one of its attractions appears to be its powerful search facility.
And it solves arguments too.
For instance, earlier this year my wife and I saw “The Bootleg Beatles” in concert. They were suitably fab, and we decided the other night to book tickets in advance for their 2009 tour too. The thing is, we couldn’t decide which row we should sit in – should we book tickets for the front row, or a few rows back. (We’re booking well enough in advance to have the luxury of choice).
I argued that we had been in the second row last time, and clearly the front row would be the absolutely optimum place to observe Ringo’s moptop and George’s frenetic fingerwork during “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Mrs Cluley, however, said that we hadn’t been in the second row at all last…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.