Article:
  Gmail Hacks
Subject:   It's about Gmail...but are these "hacks"?
Date:   2005-01-25 20:02:13
From:   rachelgarrett
This was a nice general introduction to Gmail's features, but I didn't see any information that's not readily accessible to Gmail users. I thought "hacks" would be more like clever workarounds, third-party apps, and the like.
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  • It's about Gmail...but are these "hacks"?
    2005-01-26 18:27:24  unclepeter [View]


    O'Reilly is devaluing the term 'hack'. Starring mail and applying labels makes one a hacker?

    Is this the level of information I can expect to find in the '... Hacks' series of books?

    • Wei-Meng Lee photo It's about Gmail...but are these "hacks"?
      2005-01-26 18:37:41  Wei-Meng Lee | O'Reilly Author [View]

      I think I owe everyone an explanation and an apology. When I first wrote this article (it was quite some time back), much of the information is still new and hence with some tinkering I thought some of the information is not so obvious to some people. My apologies if I used the "hacks" term too loosely.

      In any case, I don't think it is fair to use just this article and tarnish the good image of the Hack series of books.

      regards,
      Wei-Meng Lee
  • It's about Gmail...but are these "hacks"?
    2005-01-26 10:57:20  NeuralizR [View]

    Yes, I actually find the name quite irritating, simple because it's marketing hype. With O'Reilly's new series of books "The Missing Manual" and "Hacks", apparently everything comes without a manual these days and now even the most basic tasks in software are considered hacks.

    Sure got us to read the article looking for interesting bits of information though, didn't it? Hence marketing hype. >.> Finding nothing more than simple tasks that are easily afforded in the interface of gmail itself..... it's like the boy who cried wolf. Don't use an article name that gets someone interested in reading it only to find nothing related to the name of the article. ><;
  • It's about Gmail...but are these "hacks"?
    2005-01-26 09:31:14  michaelminnich [View]

    I agree. The article covers basic features. A better title would be "Gmail Overview".
    • It's about Gmail...but are these "hacks"?
      2005-01-26 17:58:22  SpaceMonkey [View]

      Here here. Hacks. Whatever.