It’s a little disappointing to see that happen because April 1st is Gmail’s birthday, and many of us were hoping for unlimited storage at that point (maybe even GDrive). Now the counter runs until April 1st, 2012 and at that point it will hit 3.48GB of storage.
In case you’re wondering just how slow the counter actually is, we’re currently at 2.76GB of storage in Gmail and in June 2008 we will finally hit 3GB. I’m not complaining in any way because I’m only using 4% of my 2.76GB, but it was just something interesting to point out. It’s kinda funny that I say only 4% because it makes it sound like I hardly use my email, when in fact I have 123MB being used. Looking back at the whopping 2MB that my old Hotmail account had makes me wonder how I ever received more than two emails at a time!
On a little bit of a side note, I was also just looking through the Wikipedia article on Gmail and saw this interesting little tidbit that I thought you might like:
Before being acquired by Google, the gmail.com domain name was used by the free e-mail service offered by Garfield.com, online home of the comic strip Garfield. This free e-mail service has moved to e-garfield.com.
Okay, now is Google going to do anything special for Gmail’s birthday like take the service out of Beta, or can you think of something else special they can do?
Source: Googling Google