Google Labs recently launched Offline Gmail a feature that was most wanted. The advantage of using a web based email client is that the mails can be checked anywhere where there is internet connection. But one of the disadvantages is there is no local copy that can be used offline and also act as kind of backup. For an ardent fan like me this is an additional point to promote Gmail against a desktop email client.
Archive for February, 2009
Everyone knows in this industry you are in a rat race. The more you are ahead in the race the more you are wanted and the lesser you are a commodity. Even if you are not ahead in the race it is important you are still in the race. If you are new to the industry then obviously you have to start running and you will be in the back. But it is important to keep running. I was inspired by a TV talk show where a wise man told a joke and explained the inner meaning of the joke.
There was a marathon going on and there were people watching it. A villager who didn’t know about the Marathon asked a person watching the Race.
“Why are these people running?”
The person replied “The first person who reaches the target destination will get a prize”
The villager then asked, “Then why are others behind him running?”
The question the villager asked is thought provoking. Why should others keep running? - For several reasons. The person who is running ahead could slow down because he has lost his energy, or the people following could gain more speed and could come ahead. The point is nobody stops running just because someone is ahead. The hope and the confidence that you can make it to the top list is what keeps everyone running. Also in a marathon, you look upon who is running ahead of you and you are not bothered about who is following you. Set your target with someone who is ahead of you than trying to compare with people who are behind you. The basic point here is not to stop but keep running. You can be a commodity and running in the rat race but it is better than standing still.
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