"Your inbox is a to-do list that others have made for you, and is inherently chaotic."
- Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution (via thisistheverge)
"According to the most recent available data from comScore, Microsoft’s Hotmail was the most popular Internet-based email service globally as of May, with about 325 million unique visitors. Yahoo’s service ranked second, with roughly 298 million users, while Google’s Gmail garnered about 289 million users."
- Whoa: It’s 2012, and the World’s Most Popular Email Service Is … Hotmail
The Gmail Logo Was Designed the Night Before Gmail Launched
"I had never noticed before how the G of Gmail was such a different style than the rest of the logo, but now that I’ve focused on it, that G is always going to stick out, the serif-laden man among his serif-less friends."
What Went Wrong With Gmail? - The Atlantic
"Here’s the problem. See that big text box in which I type hundreds of emails per week? Well, it is obscured by chat windows that I use thousands of times per week. The two basic ways that I communicate are in direct conflict with each other… Which leads me to the key question: what happened, Google?”