Okay, Gmail TOTALLY got me. I was completely fooled! Way to go, Gmail!
So, Gmail has a new feature
that it unveiled today.
It is called Custom Time.
The idea is, that you can write an email
(or expense report,
or paper that you are supposed to email a teacher
and on it, you can adjust the time or date it was sent.
So, you can adjust it to a few hours earlier,
a day earlier,
a week earlier...
whatever you choose.
In other words,
you can procrastinate
or fail to do something,
and then you can LIE.
You can insist to your teacher:
"Yes, of COURSE I sent the report on time.
I have no idea why you didn't get it.
See, it says right here I emailed it last Wednesday!"
Or to your boss:
"I guess you missed my expense report...
it's right there in your inbox."
I am disgusted by this feature.
The only reason you would need to postdate an email
is to cover up
or avoid telling the truth about something.
"Use it carefully!" Gmail encourages:
only ten of these per user, per year.
Gmail gets a big thumbs down on this one.
Today is my birthday. I am 36
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