Yet again, a little thing that Google did amazed me.
First, I would like to clarify something. As noted in my previous posting, I have recently been studying the failure of Google Wave. In no way did I intend to give the impression that I dislike Google. In fact, I am quite a fan of Google. I think Google Wave took amazing steps forward for web-based applications. Because I was excited about Wave, and then disappointed when it was abandoned, I wanted to see if I could figure out some of the causes of this failure. And that is where my most recent presentation came from.
Back to this interesting prompt. It was just a little thing, and I was shocked by it. Google read my email, noticed that I made comment about attaching something, but forgot to attach the file. My initial response was complete amazement. Google saved me the embarrassment of having to send a "Sorry, I forgot to attach..." email. On second thought, I was a little troubled with the idea that Google is reading my email. While I know that it is inevitable that my emails are being scanned/monitored, it is a little uncomfortable to have that fact thrown in my face. Or perhaps I should be comforted that Google is being rather transparent about the fact that they are monitoring me.