Well there was a flurry of news-posts a couple of weeks ago that Gmail was opening up it’s service to everyone, starting in foreign (to the US) countries and would finally allow those not “in the circle” to grab a gmail address. While browsing Mac Rumors I noticed an ad for gmail. Looks like this has finally come to pass, and anyone can grab a once-coveted gmail address these days. While I suppose this is a Generally Good Thing, on the downside it means that all @gmail.com addresses cannot be trusted 100%, and will no longer help separate the technorati from those who simply need an email address to use.
In other gmail related news, my friend Zakk decided to try out gmailfs, which sounded pretty cool (compatible with both OSX and Linux), until Google locked him out of his newly created “gdrive”. Maybe it’s the latest release that’s causing the problem, maybe gmailfs is much more cpu intensive on google’s end than Gmail Drive, but be careful and never use your primary gmail account with one of these systems; you’re liable to lose everything when and if they start cracking down on other “Google File Systems”.