This is a limited-time offer.
I have one invitation left to send to someone to join Gmail. Instead of sending it to someone I know, I am offering it to all of you, my readers. You have from now until 6 PM Pacific time to write a compelling reason for why you think you deserve the invite. Please write your reason in the Comments of this post, and send me an e-mail with your e-mail address so I can send you the invite if you win.
UPDATE: Chris O'Donnell wins my last Gmail invitation! Enjoy, Chris; you should have received you invitation by now to the e-mail address from which you e-mailed me earlier today. For the rest of you: if I receive more invitations, I will be certain to post a similar sort of contest, but probably for a longer period of time . . . stay tuned.