Something tells me readers of this blog can relate to this scenario: it’s late at night, you’ve just returned home from a night out drinking with friends, and you do something you shouldn’t. No, not order a entire pizza for yourself… you send an e-mail to someone you shouldn’t. Or, you send an e-mail to someone you should, but it gets very candid or inappropriate or just downright weird. Not to mention, they know you’ve sent it around 3 a.m. which leads them to believe only one thing: you need GMail Goggles. From CNET’s Technically Incorrect:
Essentially, if you enable the Goggles they will ask you several mathematical questions before allowing you to send a late-night Gmail. And you have to complete them within a certain time. It’s a little like the GMAT (but probably more difficult).
Surely there is not one amongst us who hasn’t sent the wrong e-mail when the mind was a little slurry.
Or, perhaps worse, sent the right e-mail to the wrong person. Come on, admit it, you’ve once sent an e-mail saying that Gregory Snoggings was a conniving, two-faced son of an ill-bred dachshund TO Gregory Snoggings. Just by mistake, Freudian or not.
The Goggles will sit by your side and electronically whisper into your ear: “Step away from that laptop. There’s nothing to see here. Certainly not the way you’re seeing things right now. So drink lots of water and go to bed with Winnie the Pooh and Loopy Lou. Tomorrow morning you will be glad we had this conversation.”
Now, if only they can figure out similar technology for Blackberry e-mailing…