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Friday, June 05, 2009

Google Wave Talk

Jerry Michalski files a podcast on his recent conference call on Google Wave.. The Google Wave site also has an introduction. ' ... Google Wave is a new tool for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year. ... '.

1 comment:

Vic Uzumeri said...

After watching the Google Wave presentation, I was struck by two thoughts:

1. It is a design "by geeks, for geeks, and of the geeks". No disrespect intended (some of my best friends are ... etc.), but it takes a considerable intellect, a vivid imagination, a large short-term memory and intense concentration to get the most out of this application.

2. By making it open source, Google has created a vaccine against point #1 by encouraging and empowering others to make it mesh with real-world needs and desires.

The combination, I would submit, is a stroke of genius. Let the creative minds and cultures of IQ160+ nerds run free and wild, then turn the results over to less skilled but more pragmatically grounded people to try to connect it to normal, day-to-day reality.

I will be among the many non-free spirits that will be taking a real hard look to see if there is a marketable derivative in there somewhere.