In the midst of writing me a lengthy e-mail, he happened to click on a link elsewhere (presumably one included in a work e-mail from Microsoft Outlook). Unexpectedly, this action redirected his Gmail window to the new link. Hitting the “back” button did no good, as the e-mail was gone.
Now Brett could have used the “Save Draft” button before leaving his fresh composition, but who thinks to do that when they are just taking a second to check something else? Nobody, that’s who.
My only question: why did it take them this long to implement it?
Anyway, great job all you Google programmers. Keep up the revolutionary work. And for the rest of you, if you don’t have a Gmail account, and want to see what all the hype is about, let me know and I’ll send you an invite.