Monday, October 05, 2009
Talk of next-generation messaging
Recent buzz on the internet is Google's Wave project, which promises to change the way we communicate with others using text as the primary (but not the sole) medium. As Ryan Paul of ars technica explains:
It brings together elements of instant messaging, e-mail, collaborative rich document editing, and generic support for third-party Web services in a single seamless communication medium that is more flexible than any of those things individually.
This sounds all well and good, but it was this video that helped it all make sense for me.
If Google delivers on even half of this, email as we currently know it (a 30-year old technology, by the way), will look obsolete overnight.