If you haven't tried Chrome yet from Google, and you use Windows, you should give it a go. I have been using it since its launch - I was an avid Firefox 3 user, but Chrome is just simpler, faster, safer, smoother and, well... better. Its quite a revolution in browser architechonics, baby.
The Google Homepage
And once you have Chrome installed you might like to see how its new Java Script engine handles your own perosnalised Google Homepage. This homepage comes over as a super-useful set of web applciations and content sources that you can chop and change to your heart's content. Replete with huge amounts of integration into the other websites, it is, prima faciae, the perfect portable preferenceable personal portal to "The Cloud". However, this is not the case.
The Google Homepage is in fact a Hegemonic Honeytrap designed to analise and scrutinise and prioritrise (by their priorities, not yours) your life as a digital prisoner in the guilded penitentiary of the aforementioned Hegemony. Your entire psychometic and cognitive patternality is constantly being syphoned off your online life, via your Google Homepage and past, through stegonoinformatic internet tunnels into The Dark Cloud (Yes, the same "Dark Cloud" as used by the CIA, ASDA, and Interpol)
If your kewl with that, it;s well worth using.
Oh, and it works really well on the Iphone/Ipod Touch so that even when you're out and about everything about YOU is recorded in various senses, for YOUR protection from purchsing the wrong products.
I'm actually pleased that I am so DEEPLY suckered into this fuctional funfare of faux favors because I know that at some point in the future The Google will be able to "help" me. They haven't yet, and let's hope they don't (Or is it do?) but soon they will realise the value TO US of the data they clandestinely have been sucking FROM US for over the last three decaces and they will realise they will be able to SELL US this information that they BORROWED WITHOUT TELLING US and, moreover, we will be happy with this.
I really don;t mind running headlong into a total surveillance society so long as:
But, before The Google totally gets into massaging the flows of humanity and intelligence I wish they would allow you to add a Gadet get to your homepage for reading emails from an alternative Gmail account. Thanks in advance.