Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Google Wave

I'd heard about Google Wave before but hadn't had time to have a look at it. After being prompted to look into it by Ray Ozzie, I watched the developer preview at Google IO 2009 and must admit that even though there's not a lot of functionality right now aside from emailey, IMey, document collaboration style stuff, it looks like it has a lot of promise.

Unlike Ray Ozzie, I think that Google making this project available as Open Source is a great thing - not only for both Wave and for Open Source, but also (importantly) for the consumer. Now, we all know that Microsoft sees Open Source as the Great Evil, however those of us not tainted by the Microsoft rose-colored glasses that Microsoft staffers seem to have surgically implanted don't all agree with this view. I'd find it hard to find anyone outside Microsoft, actually, who believes that Open Source will bring the downfall of modern society, result in us all eating filth from open sewers and calling everyone who stands upright m'lord! :)

So, for those amongst us who are able to see the world out of both eyes, when Google Wave is available for public consumption, I'll more than likely blog about it. I'd encourage you to have a look at it and see if it can help some of your clients' and your own collaboration scenarios and help increase productivity.


The Outspoken Wookie

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