In Google’s gmail webmail offering, one of the things I absolutely love and adore is the Archive button. So simple. So easy. So perfect for what it does.
You read an item. You absorb the content. You hit Archive. It goes away. Into the netherworld. Tucked into place where Google’s almighty seeing eye knows right where it is. Archive is freedom. Archive is release. Archive allows you to free yourself from past communication, ideas and concepts, safe in the knowledge that it is a simple click on the “All Mail” link to see what you need again. Or simply search for it, and lightning fast, it is back for you.
But you don’t have to categorize it. You don’t have to worry. Just hit Archive, and it is gone. Out of sight, out of mind. I really want an Archive button for everything now. Okay, I’m done with you, click Archive. Next. I think Archive is one of the most useful features of gmail, and is a concept which will spread to other software, it is just that good of an idea.
That is all. Archive. You heard it here first.
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