Wednesday 27 March 2013

Delightful Animated Document tour of an email

High tech company Google delivers the goods again by showing us exactly the path an email takes after one clicks the send button. And wow what a maze of tubes and paths interpreted every now and again by a server farm exchange and sent on its way to the next.

I was dutifully surprised as you surely will be by the sheer number of twists and turns and blocks of servers every one's single email takes and some emails are delivered within some instances seeming to appear in some ones inbox in less than a second.

"Google is creating a better web that's better for the environment. We’re greening our company by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. That means when you use Google products, you’re being better to the environment."

So go watch the journey your email gets delivered with an equally delightful minimal set of sound effects through their animated document. It's worth noting that your interaction is required as each browser window traverses the width of your browser window with each arrow to the right, requires clicking to continue, (otherwise described as intuitive browsing).

Although the amount of green energy displaced by Google servers might in some cases seem negligible, it's generally enthusing to notice they're asserting the need to switch to carbon neutral technology, albeit there're also likely receiving lower costs benefit in doing so!

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