This all happened on June 6, 2003.
Over at Boing Boing Blog, Cory Doctorow wrote:
Why don't email clients have panic buttons? My mailer takes about five seconds to send a short text message to my mail-server, but it takes about five seconds to bring up the progress-dialog and click the cancel-button. How many times have you hit the "Send" button and then thought, "oops, I shouldn't have done that?" Un-sending is a pipe-dream, but why don't more mailers have a "cancel all pending sends and move to drafts" button?
My question is why there isn't a better spell-checker that can not only catch typos but wordos, thoughtos, and possible regretos.
For example, my new Dialog Box might say: "Are you sure you want to call your boss a pighead? (and it's 'you're a pighead,' not 'your,' dumbass!) [OKAY] [CANCEL]"
I laughed out loud at Avi's regretos. I think of all the times in my life instant replay, with instant recall (do-overs) would have been useful. And thoughtos? Hmn. Yes, I believe in thoughtos.