Google loves to unveil a good gag product on April Fool’s Day. Remember 8-bit maps? YouTube DVDs?
But despite arriving on April 1, 2004, its webmail service was no joke. Google’s simple, browser-based inbox helped seed several ideas that have become so commonplace over the intervening decade, they practically define modern computing as we know it.
So happy 10-year anniversary, Gmail. Here’s hoping in the next 10 you’ll let us show inline GIFs in our email.