Wave goodbye to Email: Google Wave

Wow! Today I have just seen the future! Email is about 40 years old right now  – and today it looks it! Google Wave could be the future….

I have just checked out the Google Wave site at  http://wave.google.com/  Google Wave looks just awesome. It appears to answer the question ‘What would email look like if it were invented today?’  The answer is …… well, its like email/IM/wikis/sharepoint/social sites/web2 and everything else all in one package only better!

Set aside a little time to watch the demo video on the Google site. The first 18 minutes will give you a good idea of the future of communication and collaboration as Google sees it.

At first I thought I should only suggest you check out the first 18 minutes because that’s where so many Wows occur. But then at around minute 35 you see a bunch of people edit one wave report from different browsers in real time with no lag…. awesome. The creative and engineering team is the same one that bought us Google Maps.

Do check it out, at least the first 18 minutes. Catch the wave, I for one can’t wait to get wet!


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  3. Richard Maybury June 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I’m with you there, Tom. Google search as default IE page, Google Maps as default mapping, Google Earth as default holiday venue locator. I have signed up for early adopter on Wave, can’t wait – but must!

  4. Tom Holliday June 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t worry, Google are never wrong! Trust the Google. Thanks be to Google.

  5. JJBones June 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Is it a Wow!Go!! or a Whoa!Slow down!!??
    Understand your initial excitement, we shared that but now we’re 50/50 here. When you look beyond the immediate impact and the imagined shiny future will this be the ‘next big thing’ in collaboration and distributed team working – or will it be a cool consumer platform until the next big thing arrives?

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