Google Wave: Mexican or Tidal?

3 06 2009

A quick glance at Google Wave

The late May announcement of Google Wave has caused a great level excitement and lively debate about the possibility of a true paradigm shift in the way the world communicates. The release of Googles game changing product (Wave) was specifically targeted at the global community of web developers in an attempt to create an environment of enthusiastic discussion and development prior to the official launch later in the year.

If you would like to read more about Google Wave features, read this excellent article at Mashable.com

So, is all this excitement simply fan fair for another Google product? Are techies getting carried away with a flashy new toy? Not likely. Google Wave is no run of the mill product release and it is something we should all be excited about, very excited.

Google Wave is a prime cut piece of innovation that the world has been in desperate need of for a very long time. As Lars Rasmussen, co-founder of Google Wave highlights, email was created some 40 years ago, before the creation of the internet its self and it was done without the experience and knowledge we now have of things such as wikis, social networks, sms, instant messaging and so on. Lars also notes “Google Wave is what email would look like if it was created today”.

Google Wave’s core principles target the heart of typed communication and collaboration that we know and use today. With Wave, email and instant messaging are both  [read more]