Google has been quite uninterested in my screams. There's a new boss though, and a new attitude ...
... Last month, Henry Blodget reported that Google intends to make Gmail's conversations optional. 'Some Gmail users loathe the Conversations format -- complaining that is confusing and causes them to miss important messages. Google recently handed control over Gmail to a VP named Vic Gundotra. Vic regards Google's prior attitude toward issue as 'tone deafness' and plans to offer another option soon, sources say.'...I love this guy. Google, I forgive you.
I hope Vic's attitude is contagious, and that Google is learning a reasonable amount of humility. Even as Apple has gone off the deep end of arrogance ...
- Please fix Gmail's broken threading model
- Gmail: I don’t love you any more, but we can still be friends
Update: More evidence that Google is changing. They may be looking, for the first time, beyond the algorithm.