We all agree that email is crucial to modern life.
But what email should you use?
Everyone gets email when they sign up for high speed internet service … the problem is that you’re tied to that internet service for that email address. If you switch service providers, you could lose the address. Even worse, if your provider goes out of business, you could loose access entirely. Sometimes the email provider charges a fee for better service and/or removing advertising.
Yes, you could use Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL, but you’re still tired to the provider. Plus, you don’t often get to choose the best address (firstname.lastname@example.org just isn’t that sexy).
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get an email address that belongs to you forever?
Yesterday I bought a new tablet … the Google Nexus 7.
Initially I liked it … it had a nice form factor, it’s light, has a nice display, and a powerful CPU.
I played around with it yesterday and today … but I’ve decided that I’m going to return it.
My intention was to use it as a smaller tablet for traveling (so I don’t have to haul around my laptop AND iPad).
Well, I jumped the gun a bit and installed the iPhone 2.0 update.
Overall, I’m not super impressed … the incremental functionality improvements are rather limited.
Some of the applications look cool, but I’ve only played with a few of them.
What I’m really disappointed in is the lack of base functionality enhancements … things like ..
- No voice dial
- No stereo bluetooth
- No Google Calendar integration
- No Jabber / XMPP chat application (there were rumors about this)
- No cut & paste in the editor