Okay, that title is a bit big.
If you’re business life is impacted by technology, and whose is not, then you’ll love this post from Gregory Go over at BigThink.
This one item about the Google Wave from his list of eleven technologies grabbed me:
“Most people would think that an ambiguously named private release from a huge company can only mean one thing: vaporware. But it might not be the case for Wave. As one of Google’s most ambitious projects to date (its engineers reportedly envision it partially replacing e-mail), Wave is a communications and collaboration mash-up, combining document sharing, streaming video, and live chat into a single screen where teams can join forces on any project they might have.” — Gregory Go.
There is an 80 minute Wave demo video done by Google back in May of this year. The Google Blog reveals just enough about how it works.
“In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets, and even feeds from other sources on the web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It’s concurrent rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave.”
I read a post by Steve Rubel a year or two ago about using Gmail as your “nerve center” and the place from which you managed all your communication and documents. He had workarounds that helped you to label and categorize your emails so you could search and find what you had done. Google Wave promises to make that way easier.