I've been wrong before.
What can I say! When I first encountered web-based mail I was convinced that it
wouldn't take off. It just wasn't the real thing - "real", in this case,
meaning that my mail had to be downloaded to my mail program, on
my hard drive. Otherwise, I reasoned, it didn't have the right feel to
Not very much later I was already suggesting possible uses for web-based mail,
but almost solely as an alternative for when we couldn't access our more legitimate
mail program. But it wasn't long before our service providers offered us web-based
access to our "real" mail, perhaps causing a bit of confusion among
those of us who may have still thought that there was a proper way of accessing
Today I'm convinced that the reason that I still use Outlook is because of an
emotional attachment that's hard to break. I prefer that mail come to my gmail
account so that I can access it anywhere, and so that I don't have to ask myself
on which computer I prefer to download certain items.
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