Aahz email@example.com writes:
It sounds like Wave requires a high-powered browser, similar to Google Maps. That makes me -1 because I want to continue using Lynx.
I'm not sure - I think you can implement your own choices at different points.
What's interesting to me so far is less the current UI/flashiness (drag 'n drop photos, real-time keystrokes, etc...) they are showing, than the openness of the protocol and implementation, opening the door to all sorts of potential uses and/or integrations with existing systems. Other than convenience for interactive use, and as a reference client, I'm not sure how critical a browser really is to the system.
Fundamentally, wave seems to be rich, versioned (or at least time tracked), content management system with well defined server to server and server to client communication protocols, including conflict resolution. They even brought up VCS-like concepts (currently unimplemented) of having waves branch and evolve independently, fold changes back into a parent wave and then re-distribute down to the other children over time, which points to a reasonable central data structure.
For example, if you jump to about 1:08:13 in the presentation you can see a more textual display implemented by an independent wave server/client - almost newsreader like. I presume such a client has to make similar decisions as to display of non-textual data as Lynx has to with the web.
Or if you embed the wave in a web page, it could still be handled by text browsers (the blog integration at 20:43 for example) or perhaps with RSS.
Server robots could help too - a robot participating in the wave could produce a more text-friendly reader version, perhaps published elsewhere on the web or in a different system. They demoed, for example, integrating with Google Code's bug tracking back end at 1:02:30 where comments in the wave were reflected into the bug comments (though the reverse direction wasn't implemented yet), or even the twitter integration at 57:53.