Issues with Gmail

Martin Hannigan martin at
Wed Sep 2 14:33:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:05 AM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:

> <bleep> happens and services break.  the internet is a wonderful
> demonstration of building a reliable network out of reliable components.
> but what we have with google mail (and apps) is two scary problems
>  o way too many users relying on a single point of failure.  so it
>    makes the nyt when it breaks because of the number of users
>    affected, and
>  o too many foolish people giving their private data to a data miner to
>    whom they actually yeild rights to those data and who seems to store
>    them for a scary long time.

Amazing what we will pay for free service.


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