Continuing on the concept of gmail becoming the new P2P, thanks to a reader in my Spanish blog, I came accross Gspace. Gspace is a hack on gmail that basically using a firefox extension transforms your gmail account into a or an MP3tunes or an Orb or an eyeOS.

As the founder of Einsteinet –who had a similar concept in 2000 which unfortunately we could not execute well– I am extremely interested in projects that combine both storage and serving apps from the net. Gspace is VERY clever.

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Giorgio Zarrelli on October 15, 2006  · 

Not that good Martin, unless you use a dedicated email address.

Tray to upload some 10 Mb files on your Gspace and then…check email 😉

Anyway, if you use a dedicated email address it’s quite good.

But I still prefere some hacks on DAV, that’s easy to setup on any Apache standard installation.

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Oliver Thylmann on October 15, 2006  · 

then I suggest you check out Gmail Filesystem (

With the new box you are bringing out running linux, people could potentially add the library and have 2GB for temp files. 🙂

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Martin Varsavsky on October 16, 2006  · 


Well Gspace manages addresses and allows you to use multiple addresses. I actually think it´s a fantastic solution, cause it blends a mass product, gmail with a mass need, file and especially media file storage.

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Hadi Kabalan on October 17, 2006  · 

This is of course a precursor to one of the major shifts that is happening: The faster broadband becomes, the less storage we will undertake locally, and the more we will keep on-network. And bandwidth speed will continue accelerating because the fixed line providers need to give us something that the wireless guys cannot (optical speed), to offset the value of mobility. And since the mobile guys are continually increasing their speed, we’re all going to end up with dedicated all-optical lambdas to our homes, + some sort of mobility extension (FON?). One day we will be as dependent on our data connection as we are on our electric utility, and we will pay a provider enough to make sure they offer us a reliable service. The value in the network is continually shifting between content, community and access to them. it’s all about timing :)…

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Vincent Dekker on October 19, 2006  · 

Hi Martin,
I don’t know Gspace, but from what I read it looks very much like Gdrive.
Which is a very nice storage app for Gmail users and is already a year old or older…

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