[python-uk] Google Wave

Bruce Durling bld at otfrom.com
Mon Oct 19 09:39:58 CEST 2009


John,

2009/10/19 John Pinner <funthyme at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>
> 2009/10/19 Pablo Brasero Moreno <pablobm at gmail.com>:
>>     This is pablobm at googlewave.com. May I join the discussion? I have found
>> Wave not so useful so far for the same reason.
>
> Being a cynical old man I suspect that it's yet another piece of
> technology looking for a problem to solve, when the stuff that really
> needs doing is neglected because it's boring.

This actually does solve some real world problems for me. I work a lot
with distributed teams (in the same timezone and in multiple
timezones). Being able to collaborate on a doc and have chats recorded
on the doc and see how the chats are reflected in the edits is great
for me. It is a bit like google docs with chat or a wiki with built in
chat. I would just like it if they added spreadsheet functionality.
Having the word processor bit is nice, but it would be good to be able
to talk numbers with someone too.

> Have you guys read Greg Conti's book Googling Security? You should.

The other thing I like about it is that it is federated and is a
protocol. It should be possible to set up your own private one. I know
that some people are looking at that already. I can see myself using a
public one for public things (London Python meetups for example) and
private ones for my own personal or business use.

cheers,
Bruce


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