Sunday, October 05, 2008

Office assistant

Deep inside a long email thread I am having with my co-workers (yes I am now seeing university research as a "job"), somebody wrote the following sentence to somebody else: "Please join us on Monday at 9:30."

And lo and behold, GMail puts the following suggestion on the sidebar:

Would you like to...
Add to calendar
Mon Oct 6, 2008 9:30am

It feels like Microsoft's Clippy, except a thousand times more sophisticated and useful. (Even though I don't use the GMail calendar.)

By the way, that would be tomorrow morning at 9:30am when I give a long presentation to a leading Israeli defense contractor about the device I've been developing. Wish me luck...

UPDATE: My part, at least, of the presentation went quite well. Whew.

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