Sunday, October 19, 2008
Ok its midnight and you have had a couple of glasses of wine or just got in after a few drinks out with the office pals. You check your email and without thought you start to type a response. You may question whether you should or should not send it but without thought you press the ‘send’ button and immediately question whether it was wise.
The answer may be at hand through Mail Goggles, a new feature on Google’s Gmail program. A Gmail engineer named Jon Perlow wrote the program after sending his own share of regretted emails.
Any user who enables Mail Goggles is asked to perform five simple maths problems in 60 seconds before sending e-mails between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on weekends. Is it Wise.com? May well be the question asked if you fail to make the grade?
If the sobriety checkpoint is needed and could stop those ‘Mr Angry’ emails one has to question whether Blackberry have already found the answer – a keyboard so small that the expression ‘ all fingers and thumbs’ seems apt.