Another Wave perspective
If ever there was a solution looking for a problem, Google Wave is it. At first blush, I love the motivating concept behind it: What would e-mail look like if snail mail had never existed? But, in fact, regular e-mail already radically differs from the traditional kind: You can send to multiple recipients at once, use blind carbon copies, read and answer from anywhere, attach any kind of files, and instantly edit and format. What Google Wave really does is combine e-mail with instant messaging and real-time collaboration. It's really more a rich, recordable group chat. That's intriguing in itself, but Google Wave's real value may come when developers build on top of it using its open API.