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Google Wave … huh?

October 13, 2009

Sometimes – okay, often – a technology comes along that just baffles people. What is this for? How does it work? Why did they do that? Did they have to make it so darn complicated?

Apparently, Google Wave is just such a beast. Megan Garber at Columbia Journalism Review has a humorous take on this development, including a link to a hilarious little website. See “Google Wave, or Combinatorial Game Theory?.”

A small group of people at Notre Dame have begun looking at Google Wave, trying to figure out a) what it is and b) how we might use it. We’ll keep you posted.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2009 8:42 am

    I usually work with web-based applications like http://www.showdocument.com
    I use it for sharing my designs and documents with partners and clients,
    but i guess it can used for other purposes too. If you’re looking for a free solution you should check it out.
    – Laura W.

  2. Katie Rose permalink
    October 13, 2009 2:27 pm

    I think one point I’d stress about Google Wave is that it is very much like email or IM – unless you have people to talk to with it, the tool itself isn’t very useful. On the other hand, it’s really an interesting take on where email, collaboration, real-time & asynchronous chat, and versioning can go. I’m anxious to get it out in the hands of more people, and see what we do with it.

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