This included the much discussed whopping 1GB of free storage that of course no one would ever sanely fill, no matter how insanely Google gave out free space. Then suddenly it was 2GB, and then one day Google added a crazy man counter to the GMail login page counting up the amount of available space.
Today, I noticed the following message at the bottom of my GMail account:
You are currently using 1094 MB (15%) of your 7142 MB.
I finally did the impossible!
(Now for breakfast at Milliways.)