Terry Reedy firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I watched and was greatly impressed by the video demo of Google's new Wave collaborative communication system. I believe it would/will help with some of the chronic problems we (and others) have.
I watched that too. It appears to be heavily reliant on *very* fast internet access for participants in a wave. That's far from universal in the Python community, let alone the internet at large.
It also appears to be heavily reliant on the wave's existence at a single point of failure (the hosting server): if that one point becomes unreliable, all participants are hosed.
Neither of these problems exist with email (or NNTP).