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Friday, May 29, 2009

Re-inventing E-Mail

Google is attempting to re-invent e-mail. This is a good overview article. In Gmail they have been adding little pieces of functionality, with varying levels of success, for years. Google Wave is an attempt to do all of this at once. ' ... an integrated communications platform that brings together email, chat, photo-sharing, and collaborative editing features. Google describes a 'wave' as "equal parts conversation and document" and the Wave team basically sees it as a replacement for email and other collaboration tools ... ' . I do like movements forward, but it is always hard to change an infrastructure that is so fundamental to our day to day communications. The Google Wave site. To be introduced 'later this year'.

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