Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Body Language Glitch Threatens Gmail Program

by Winsip Custer CPW News Service

A mouse is an endangered specie.  Google, claiming that the mouse and keyboard are forms of outworn technology has created a new language for it Gmail system.  With 80 percent of communication coming from body language rather than written or verbal messages, the time was ripe for the creation of a Gmail messaging system that uses a digital camera to instantly capture the senders commands via body language.

Google has announced, however that there are some common body motions that have caused Gmail to send emails to everyone in a contact list while other commands delete drafts or send several hundred copies to the intended receiver instead of the single message the sender intended.  Why these gestures have triggered these computer responses without prior instruction is baffleing to Google engineers.  In addition, some of the body motion required to give the simplest computer commands were deemed too difficult for some people.

"We are working night and day to correct the problems before we release the entire program for Gmail users said Google spokesperson Mahinda Ubannawhani.  "We hope to have the cause of these problems ironed out within a month," he said admitting that they should have used simpler body gestures in their product design from the beginning.  "I am sure that we were somewhat influenced by our lead Gmail Motion programmer and language architect,  Mohatmas Botmahuto, who grew up in a family of Sikh contortionists with the Mighty Punjab Circus."

Gmail Motion Commands from left to right: "Honey I'm Home",  "Pick up some
Blue Crabs at the seafood store", "Our Child did well in school today",
"Be Safe". 

For the video announcement of Google's new Gmail Motion language by Paul McDonald, Product Manager, before the discovery of the glitches see....

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