Friday, October 16th, 2009

I’m Surfing the Google Wave (or is it the Google OS?)

October 15, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

I finally got my Google Wave invite and I’m already playing around with the interface. It’s kind of bad timing because I’ve got lots of stuff to do this evening, which didn’t include playing around with Google Wave. I like what I’m seeing so far.

As I play around with it I’m remembering the really long video I watched when I first heard about it, so the interface is sort of familiar. The basic concept imitates what we’re using to seeing in our email interfaces. A listing for folders and inbox type stuff, our contacts, message box and then a preview for each Wave.

When you first sign-in there’s an introduction video from Dr. Wave, which I’ve included above. It’s fun and they did a good job of interacting with the interface based on the position the video displays on your screen.

As I use it more and more and think about the functionality, I’m beginning to wonder how much of the features and functions could be easily migrated and integrated into the Google Chrome OS.

I was imagining my computer desktop being what I see in my Google Wave dashboard of sorts. Communication, video player, document sharing, images, email, instant messaging, video conferencing. It’s all here in Google Wave, what if Google Wave is just a sandbox for them to work out all the kinks for the Google Chrome OS?

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