Thursday, July 29, 2004

Yahoo! 100 MB... Maybe Not

I'm probably the only person in the whole wide world (www to the uninitiated) who still doesn't have 100 MB on Yahoo! I don't know if I need a 100 MB account on Yahoo but if everyone has it, then shouldn't I be entitled to as well? Indignation! Yes, entitlement. It's a (freaking) free service and I am entitled.

Well, not exactly. But shouldn't I get 100 MB, so I can store useless emails, forwards with 2 MB attachments, with more attachments in them, the photos of someone on vacation to the places that I never went.

Don't you think it's strange? At one point we were happy with 6 MB that Yahoo gave us, now Gmail's offering 1 Gigabyte of storage space and Yahoo had to up its storage space. Anyone stop to consider what a waste of storage space this is? Now instead of deleting emails that are useless, people will just move them into folders and forget about them for years. We're encouraging more clutter.

Can it last? Can people keep giving away stuff for free? When you send an email, you use the service provider's bandwidth as well and at some point it's going to start hurting the service providers when all those useless forwards start bouncing around with CCs, BCCs by the dozens.

Will this madness end? Probably not. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to write to Yahoo about my "entitlement".


At 4:43 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You *might* be able to get this done using the instructions on this blog (look for the June 24 entry):

From the comments, it seems to be a bit inconsistent, and seems to vary according to whether you're on or

Back to your original piece, it was a very different viewpoint--I was so kicked about more space that I never stopped to think about it.

But then, I'm one of those people who don't like deleting e-mails. I don't like clutter in my house and keep throwing out stuff, but I like to keep things (however useless) that represent my relationships with important people (including me!), or remind me of them. I have e-mails from many years back that represent phases in my life, or people I knew once upon a time.



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