Riding the wave

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Just a quick one; looks like lots of people are commenting this morning on Google Wave via a story on the BBC website. We covered Google Wave previously; oft described as like ‘IM on steroids’.

Both the open source aspect, and the idea of collaborative working are a bold stride in the right direction. Well done Google. But it seems there are some major problems to be ironed out, and I don’t feel like this is going to be the collaborative IM/email app to end all apps. Rather, as is so often the case, I suspect one of Google’s open source brethren is going to take the idea they’ve financed, and build a better variation on it.

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