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April Fools: Gmail Paper

March 31st, 2007 at 10:35 PM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

Gmail PaperGmail Paper, a nice Gmail/Google April Fools joke. Also on Gmail’s 3rd Birthday (well, tomorrows Gmail’s Birthday, but they released this joke early).

New! Introducing Gmail Paper
Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.

A New Button
Now in Gmail, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and we’ll send it to you in the mail.

Simplicity Squared
Google will print all messages instantly and prepare them for delivery. Allow 2-4 business days for a parcel to arrive via post.

Total Control
A stack of Gmail Paper arrives in a box at your doorstep, and it’s yours to keep forever. You can read it, sort it, search it, touch it. Or even move it to the trash—the real trash. (Recycling is encouraged.)

Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe
Google takes privacy very seriously. But once your email is physically in your hands, it’s as secure as you want to make it.

Learn more about Gmail Paper

So basically, you’d hit the “Paper Archive” Button and in 2-4 business days, you’ll receive all your emails printed out. All this for free because of relevant Advertisements printed on the back of the Papers in Red, Bold, 36pt Helvetica font. Ya, reeeeeeal believable, Google. Still funny, though.

4 Responses to “April Fools: Gmail Paper”

  1. Venelli
    Venelli says:

    It would be cool if this could be really done though. Mostly, the high-gloss photo printing!

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    What an extreme waste of paper this would cause!

  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    Yes, the High Gloss Photo Printing would be cool. But, not as useful if you got sent a low-resolution Photo. Also, it would be cheaper to print your own Photo (not to mention it wouldn’t have an Advertisement on the back out it 😛 ). 😛

    It wouldn’t be a waste of Paper, didn’t you read that the Paper was made out of “96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum”? 😛 It’s actually environmentally friendly. *rolls eyes*

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