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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 14, 2009

Ask questions to Mr. Paul Buchheit - creator of Gmail & FriendFeed!

CEans! 😁

Guess what? We have Mr. Paul Buchheit - the creator of Gmail & Friendfeed on CE to answer your questions ! [ Don't miss this once in 20 lifetimes [ ] opportunity to get your own question answered by the man who simplified the emails and feeds 😉 !

Here's what Wikipedia says about Mr. Buchheit -

Paul Buchheit is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He was the creator and lead developer of Gmail, which anticipated some aspects of Web 2.0, including the idea of Ajax, long before that term was coined. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. He also suggested the company's now-famous motto "Don't be evil" in a 2001 meeting on company values.
What you have to do -

1. Think what would you want to know from Mr. Buchheit about creation of Gmail, FriendFeed, Entrepreneurship et al. before
2. Post your question for Mr. Buchheit in this thread.

What we will do -

1. Select the best questions. Compile them and ask them to Mr. Buchheit.
2. From the questions that we select for the Small Talk, if our editorial team thinks your question is really really good, we'll award you with a very very good CE T-Shirt! [​IMG] Post your questions before January 18, 2009 [EOD, GMT].

That said, we surely know that you don't want to miss this opportunity!

Get started!
How-come the idea of adding a chatting window in G-mail came???? and why G-mail can be avail through invitations only???
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Jan 15, 2009
Oh no, I don't even have a gmail account yet.😔. Now will have to remember one more username and password I guess. Anyways, Please wait for my questions also.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
Let me give you hints about asking good questions 😀

1. Building highly scalable applications.
2. Implemting AJAX in a mail application for the first time.
3. Ideas to implementation.
4. "Don't Be Evil" 😁

Need more, guys?
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Jan 15, 2009
Some dumb questions from me.

1. What is so specific about using the AJAX programming technique used in developing Google mail?
2. You offered a storage capacity of 1GB when your competitors were only able to offer 4-5MB. How was that made possible?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
mayurpathak
2. You offered a storage capacity of 1GB when your competitors were only able to offer 4-5MB. How was that made possible?
That is a good question. [​IMG]
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Jan 15, 2009
😁 thanks!
And I remember, after signing on to my google account, for long time (about almost more than a year), there was no option to delete mails. I think there was no separate button and you had to go to 'more actions' to delete the mail. I wonder how did they miss it. Was it deliberate? Can we ask this?
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Jan 15, 2009
No doubt Gmail is fastest because of Ajax implemetation in it. A basic question that came in my mind after some googling is

If we take into consideration the fact that to add official POP support for Yahoo mail, we have to add an application called “yPops” or pay to get Yahoo! Mail Plus. In addition, YPOPs may mess up firewalls, and is not easy for the average user to set up.Gmail comes with POP and IMAP free and by default.How did you guys do that? 😕

* More questions yet to come *
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
Ask anything fellas. We'll choose 8-10 questions at the most. Plus, each one of you has a chance to win the T Shirt 😉 !

I'm expecting participation from new members!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
I don't want a dead thread. Guys, where else would you get an opportunity to ask questions to the greatest engineers of our times? Its your chance to learn from them! Don't miss it.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jan 15, 2009
A naive question from my side. I do not know much about these things so the question is what every layman would ask.
They say that a g-mail account is one of the safest email I.D.s around. How was it possible? With so many accounts being hacked and the spread of viruses,i mean, how safe is a Gmail account and why?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
raj87verma88
A naive question from my side. I do not know much about these things so the question is what every layman would ask.
They say that a g-mail account is one of the safest email I.D.s around. How was it possible? With so many accounts being hacked and the spread of viruses,i mean, how safe is a Gmail account and why?
That is another good question we have 😁
kamskans
kamskans • Jan 15, 2009
I heard Gmail went offline for a while sometime back...so doesn't that raise doubts about cloud computing?
And how is adsense for feeds different from adsense for blogs or mail?

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
Keep the questions coming fellas. 😀
eramit
eramit • Jan 15, 2009
What amazes me right now is that Google seems to be concentrating on its GMAIL chat client as far as chatting is concerned while it seems to be ignoring its desktop client. For instance many new features like video chatting are available only through a web browser. I can not understand this strategy (of course they want to minimize the dependence on desktop clients and want to emphasize on web solutions so that they can move forward to their much awaited microsoft crusher 'web os', atleast if rumours are to be believed) at the expense of user convinience. Gmail based client is convinient only when you can't find a desktop client for your machine or some other scenarios where desktop client can not be used. May be Mr. Paul can throw some light on this.
Cheers,
Amit
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 15, 2009
I guess I forgot to mention that Mr. Buchheit is no longer with Google. He runs his startup - FriendFeed and is a VC !

I guess questions about video chat in GMAIL and some of the latest features may not be included in our final questionnaire.
daslnt
daslnt • Jan 16, 2009
Sir,

I Require for All IS code Numbers related to Construction field please send me at the earlist

Regards

P.Kalidas
9010025342


The_Big_K
CEans! 😁

Guess what? We have Mr. Paul Buchheit - the creator of Gmail & Friendfeed on CE to answer your questions ! [ Don't miss this once in 20 lifetimes [ ] opportunity to get your own question answered by the man who simplified the emails and feeds 😉 !

Here's what Wikipedia says about Mr. Buchheit -

What you have to do -

1. Think what would you want to know from Mr. Buchheit about creation of Gmail, FriendFeed, Entrepreneurship et al. before
2. Post your question for Mr. Buchheit in this thread.

What we will do -

1. Select the best questions. Compile them and ask them to Mr. Buchheit.
2. From the questions that we select for the Small Talk, if our editorial team thinks your question is really really good, we'll award you with a very very good CE T-Shirt! [​IMG] Post your questions before January 18, 2009 [EOD, GMT].

That said, we surely know that you don't want to miss this opportunity!

Get started!
rubi r
rubi r • Jan 16, 2009
hi,m BE 2nd year electronics n communication student....i am interested in VHDL,how can specialisation in this help me in job opporunity???also i wanted to know can VHDL be taken as a separate branch ?????
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 16, 2009
rubi r
hi,m BE 2nd year electronics n communication student....i am interested in VHDL,how can specialisation in this help me in job opporunity???also i wanted to know can VHDL be taken as a separate branch ?????
Excellent ! 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 16, 2009
daslnt
Sir,

I Require for All IS code Numbers related to Construction field please send me at the earlist

Regards

P.Kalidas
9010025342
I'm speechless !

Great guys, you make us proud!
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Jan 16, 2009
dasInt, ruby r- These is not the right thread to ask these questions. Head here--> CE - Careers | Jobs | Higher Education - CrazyEngineers Forum
niks2901
niks2901 • Jan 16, 2009
what would be my iconic mini project in TE .can you suggest me something?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 16, 2009
niks2901
what would be my iconic mini project in TE .can you suggest me something?
Niks, do you want Mr. Buchheit to answer that question for you? Are you serious?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 16, 2009
Guys, don't disappoint us, please!
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Jan 16, 2009
What is going to be the future trend of email and networking applications?

Can bio metrics be integrated with telecommunications? ie, rather than be able to track an email or a communication to originate from a particular ip address, can it be made to point to a person by adding some biometric component? like finger print, perhaps. Since, digital signatures can be easily forged...
durga ch
durga ch • Jan 16, 2009
I have three question

1.What makes Gmail 'light'?
2.Whenever I log into Gmail, the memory size keeps on increasing, and its still counting,
just curious to know the storage structure?
3.What was all behind the idea of themes?they really took me by surprise
4.can we expect something like "Gmail desktop mailbox" similar to microsoft's outlook?
5.we have google gadgets/ what was the intention behind not including in current gtalk features?
phani_973
phani_973 • Jan 18, 2009
hi.I want to own website?
so....can u say me please how can i create web site?
i just want it on free,without paying any thing?
is this all possible?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 18, 2009
phani_973
hi.I want to own website?
so....can u say me please how can i create web site?
i just want it on free,without paying any thing?
is this all possible?
Thank you very much. You win the t-shirt for asking Mr. Buchheit how to create web-site.

Congratulations.[​IMG]

With a huge disappointment, I'm closing this thread.

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