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Yes. I think people forget how slow everyones internet was back then (so attachments of any size were rare), and how little space email takes up. I can't think of a single instance of anyone I know having to delete email from their hotmail or yahoo account to free up space.
Before gmail I had 2mb of space on hotmail. I was always freeing up space,

...and if you didn't login within 30 days they deleted all of your mail.

My current email is 28% full of 7gb.

I think many people (especially the teenagers here) don't know what a difference google has made. They upped the ante and the game.

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Anyway, I will miss labs. Canned response was useful.
I just counted and I have 15 lab features enabled. Canned response among them.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think this news pertains mainly to the googlelabs.com labs projects and the 20% time google employees are allowed to spend on them specifically.

Quote from http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...76J7TU20110720

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"The Google spokesperson said the company did not have any specific timing for the end of Google Labs....
They will slowly wind things down nixing the less popular or successful labs projects, and turn the more successful ones into full projects instead of 'experimental labs'.

I will be very surprised if they nix many of the functions in gmail that labs enables.
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Originally Posted by mister unknown
There are currently 56 experimental products in Google Labs. Some will disappear when the Google Labs website goes dark, while others will be incorporated into existing products. It's not clear yet which products will survive and which ones will not. A date for closing Google Labs hasn't been determined. Most of the Google Labs Android apps will move over to the Android Market.

souce

hope its not a repost.
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Maybe they will just do these projects on SourceForge...
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Even if they have different sources it's still a repost if you make a new thread on it. Sorry.

For those of you already aware of that rule, just report it instead of cluttering up the thread with posts the moderators will have to remove anyway.
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Yes. I think people forget how slow everyones internet was back then (so attachments of any size were rare), and how little space email takes up. I can't think of a single instance of anyone I know having to delete email from their hotmail or yahoo account to free up space.
Thats because everyone was on AOL instant messanger. Ah i remember those days spending countless hours on that damn thing.
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oh gonX I see your fox avatar is still laughing... why? what the hell did you feed him?? is he ok?

OT: the loss of google labs is somewhat saddening for me.. mainly what I get out of this move is that google has stopped innovating - they are content with where they are at and dont feel they need to pump more money into think tanks (thats not cool) if it were not for these "think tanks" computers, software and the internet would not be where they are today. Someone has to continue to fund think tanks... right?
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I had more then I'd ever imagine using before gmail.
Google stirred the email market. They were the first popular provider to use AJAX and have a decent spam filter. They also upped the standard on uptime and speed.
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