Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Hurry Up and Buy Them Before They're Free!

A buddy at Google set me up with a gmail address a couple weeks ago. 1000 MB is cool, but what's amusing is the ego-stroke it gives me and others to have something before the general public. Currently, having a gmail account is the cultural equivalent of being on the VIP list at the geek nightclub.

A couple days ago, Google unlocked a feature that allows each gmail user to invite 2 other people. Previously, only people actually working at Google could dispense addresses.

Like all scarce commodities, these invitations are now for sale on eBay. We'll see how long that lasts. Looks like $50 - $100 is the going rate.

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