Friday, 4 December 2009
I just had an interesting MSN IM chat with an former co-worker and fellow geek about augmented reality, virtual reality, geo-position, and various other things. In the middle of it I asked "why are we not waving this?". The stuff was pretty good, I could imagine we would both want to develop it and work the ideas later, and yet we just IMed it, which is pretty close to letting it just die there.
So Google Waving has to work against established patterns of real time communication (IM) and non-real time (email, Facebook, Twitter). These other patterns are very established and Wave might just be too late to have an impact.
We did promise we would try to Wave rather than IM, but so far not much of anything.