15 October 2010

Why We've Learnt to Love the Labs

You may recall the global excitement a year ago, when Gmail finally came out of beta - after an astonishing five years:

On Open Enterprise blog.

4 comments:

FleaStiff said...

Google's email was in Beta?
I never noticed. And if I had noticed I wouldn't have cared. Its no longer in Beta? Didn't notice. Don't care.

glyn moody said...

@FleaStiff: yup, and famously so. Yes, it didn't really feel like a beta, but they regarded as such.

FleaStiff said...

Laboratories?
Remember computer vendor Wang Labs?
When an engineer suggested the name be changed to Wang Computers, Wang fired him on the spot. The word didn't seem to have as much value then as now.

glyn moody said...

@Fleastiff: thanks, interesting historical point.