Gmail was finally again offering free email accounts. Maybe they were doing this for awhile and I didn’t notice, but there was a point when it seemed gmail people were in some inside clique and the rest of us couldn’t get in. But there was some window where I magically was able to sign up for a free account. Now I’ve gone back to discover that if you want to open a gmail account you have to be invited by someone else who has gmail. So we’re back to the clique, but now I’m IN. Heh. Well, I’ve gotten spammed to death in hotmail (and especially after you don’t check your email for 3 months, they charge you to re-open!), now I’m getting victoria-secreted to death in yahoo, so I am thinking of going for gmail now. All you have to deal with is small text ads at the top.