I use Pine for my email client, mostly because it’s the best (mv "mutt comments" /dev/null).  It’s an old client, all text based, but super powerful.  You can see a screenshot of mine here.

Ryan recently pointed out an interesting article on CNN’s Money section where they interviewed various people about how they work.  Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience at Google uses gmail for her low volume personal email, but for her work mail, where she really needs to get things done, she uses Pine.

It doesn’t surprise me that someone at a powerhouse like Google would use a serious email client, but I’m impressed that someone in charge of user experience does.  Pine may be powerful, but that doesn’t make it right for the masses.  That’s ironic in itself.  It was built to be for the masses because everything else at the time was too hard.

2 thoughts on “Pine At Google

  1. i just think it’s funny in itself that the product that her company puts out (gmail) isn’t good enough for her…she has to use someone else’s :)

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