Have you heard about Google Wave? The tagline is, “What would email look like if it were invented today?”
Another way to think about Wave is as a cloud-based object designed to store a conversation or email thread. With email, each email is a standalone entity. Threads between emails tend to be artificial constructs created by a specific email client. You can’t send an email thread to someone. The best you can do is send an email to someone that contains other emails. But those embedded emails are not objects themselves.
With Wave, the conversation is the object. People enter the conversation, leave their contributions, read replies, the conversation grows. Since the conversation is stored on a central server, changes made to the conversation are reflected instantly to all members of the conversation. Imagine if you were in a chat window and your typing appeared as you were typing it? And then had the advantage of email, the idea that conversations that happen while you were off line are still there, waiting for you when you check in.
I love this concept. Worth your time to watch this intro video. The biggest question I have is, is there a link from traditional email to Wave. And, if not, how will Google convince folks to make the changeover? After all, If only half of my group uses Wave, then how do I communicate with them without having to live half in email and half in Wave…
Posted by Dave Mark on May 29, 2009 in Music, humor
When my friend Andy first turned me on to this video, I thought it was just plain silly. But underneath the foolishness of four part kazoo harmony is some real art. There’s just so much to love here. The outlandish mustache. The total commitment. And especially, the terrific percussion in the lower left.
Don’t know Metallica’s classic Enter Sandman? Here’s an iTunes link to the song. Listen to it before you watch the video to truly appreciate how mush these “four completely different guys who are not at all the same guy” nailed it. Enjoy!
I love this app. Diabolotros is a retro-style shooter, along the lines of Galaga. Here’s a pic:
Flawless use of the accelerometer. Tilt your iPhone to steer the ship left and right, big thumb buttons to shoot that DO NOT get in the way of the important screen elements. Compelling music that is fun and retro at the same time. Driving drum beat that perfectly matches the game.
You iPhone dev wannabees, this is the way to do this right.