Google Wave: the email revolution, at last?
“We send 247 billion emails a day (…) but the basics of email haven’t evolved much since the first one was sent in 1971”
“Google’s answer to this problem is Google Wave”
“Still, Wave is only in a beta or preview state at the moment. And the principle sounds promising. You can imagine using it to collaborate on a article (we nearly wrote this one that way) – someone could write a section, others could comment or edit sentence-by-sentence, and there would be a permanent record of who made what changes and, most importantly, why. Or a project team could use it to keep a record of issues and their resolutions. It’s so powerful that you can run mini programs inside the Wave – an opinion poll, for instance, or a calendar.”
“A couple of types of use are already emerging. One is to use Google Wave to collaboratively take notes during a lecture, talk or conference”
“Collaborative use within the workplace also seems to be a major future role. Tim Panton from Phonefromhere.com has spotted the potential for using Wave with remote workers”
Coles, Malcolm & Belam, Martin. Say Hello to Google Wave! on FUMSI , January 2010. online: http://web.fumsi.com/go/article/share/4438
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