I'm seeing more and more of this on campus:
(the @umich.edu address is generally set to forward to the @gmail one.)
First, it was Computer Science students with 31337 access to a limited number of Gmail invites. Soon thereafter it spread like a virus to non-CS students. Now, it's even made its way to faculty and staff!
Very very interesting..
A friend of mine over at the School of Information recently sent me a survey as to the usability of the University's current web-based email system (fwiw, it's horrible). I wonder if they think they can improve it enough to compete with Gmail use on campus.
There's been a lot of coverage of Open Source software projects competing with Microsoft products.. do they/can they compete with the likes of Google?