Archive for May, 2010
The UK and Google win in the UK…
Since “gmail” is 50% fewer characters than “googlemail,” we estimate this name change will save approximately 60 million keystrokes a day. At about 217 microjoules per keystroke, that’s about the energy of 20 bonbons saved every day!
You might be wondering what I’m talking about, and its the new option for UK users of GoogleMail to switch from their @googlemail.com addresses to @gmail.com addresses. If you ‘re a Brit and want to make the switch, there’s a screesnshot below, and if you want more details have a read of the official Gmail post: Google Mail is becoming Gmail in the UK.