Monday, June 01, 2009

Google Wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Wikipedia view of Google Wave:

The name is inspired by the Firefly television series in which a "Wave" is a video call. During the developer preview a number of references were made to the series, such as Lars Rasmussen replying to a message with "shiny", a word commonly used in the series to mean "cool", and Stephanie Hannon repeating a popular quote from the series ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal"). The names of the extensions spelly, linky and searchy are also an homage to the habit of Firefly's creator Joss Whedon to y-ify nouns/verbs into adjectives and then in turn use those as nouns.[1]

Google Wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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