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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

10 responses to “Undo Send – How Not To Implement A Feature”

  1. Lelo34

    It’s five seconds, you really think a 5 second pause is going to ruin your work day?

  2. Ben Young

    I was under the impression this lab feature created that 5 second gap.

    I have received a reply within 10 seconds from gmail to gmail (ie i sent to someone who was waiting, received reply from them within that gap. I suspect that it is instant. Surely if it wasn’t someone would have blogged about it in the past.

  3. Steven Seagal

    Uh yeah… this is actually a “Google Labs” feature that you have to go into your settings and enable. Noone is forcing it upon you. So why don’t you go ahead and find the “undo post” button and delete this worthless blog entry

  4. Krishnan Subramanian

    Steven, see my disclaimer about the unscientific tests I ran. Maybe, this feature is a cover up for the delay!! Just kidding.

  5. cij

    Are you serious – 5 seconds is a lot of time to you when it comes to an email??? How quickly do your recipients take to open and respond to your emails? I think Gmail could increase the time delay to 60+ seconds and few would notice an adverse effect.

    I think if you want ‘real time’ interaction you should stick to a phone or chat…Just my $0.02

  6. schultzter

    It’s a cover-up alright, check this out:
    http://www.2fatdads.com/2009/03/google-moves-towards-evil/

  7. Zoli Erdos

    @schultzter, that’s good :-)

  8. wtf

    something to whine about and try to make into a blog entry, eh? nothing to write about today? little cramp there? amount of time wasted reading your post (and actually responding!) makes 5 secs negligible. this is the biggest non-complaint i’ve heard in a long time. self-serving, “look at me” post! well, never again do visit. wait do i have 5 seconds to reneg this response??? i’m waiting half hour then.

  9. Abilash

    I’m in disbelief along with most of the other posters here. Are you actually complaining about FIVE seconds on a feature you don’t have to enable in the first place? Seriously? Does nobody research anymore? Sheesh.

  10. Krish

    Just because a five second delay doesn’t mean anything for you doesn’t imply the same for others. Huh!!