Those Russkies have a great sense of humor, making this bar of Gmail soap. Whether it’s for sale or not, it’s an accurate symbol of the free Google email service, scrubbing your electronic missives of spam, offering a clean interface and keeping a cumbersome locally-installed email client from stinking up the place.
Ever since I abandoned local email clients and went online with all my email accounts via Gmail, I think it’s a whole lot like soap: It’s portable, cleans up all that junk (spam is a thing of the past), and generally lifts me up with just the right amount of surface tension. C’mon, Procter & Gamble, whip up a soapy product like this and you’ll sell a billion. Or be like Google and give it away.