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29 May 2009

watch out for the wave

Here is a link to the YouTube clip of a presentation from last week’s event where the public was first introduced to Wave.

             Google

Those who know me…know I am a fan.  Yeah…I’m concerned they know too much about too many.  I don’t want my medical records tied into my telephone calls. But I am fairly certain this is where we are headed…it’ll be a lot like the computer on The Enterprise. (Not the Enterprise staffed by the United States Navy…the Enterprise staffed by Star Fleet Academy.) 

This is an actual demonstration and technical presentation, it runs over an hour.  I’ve provided some timestamps below to portions I thought some of you may be interested in. If you are feeling geeklike I highly recommend the entire presentation. 

Wave is going to be phenomenal.   You will be able to IM, blog, chat, email, twitter, phone text, with multiple people in real time…at the same time.

One feature gave me goosebumps. You will be amazed. Towards the end at about 1:12:30 is a real time instant message translation from french to english that will amaze you. 

I’m fairly certain it will translate Vulcan to Klingon
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The wave makes me wet. Be still my heart.

5:10
explanation of the concept

7:30
demo of interactive IM/email with photo drag and drop

19:00 ish
“bloggy”  some of you will love this.

44:00 bean soup demo
I’m too fond of automatic spell check correction…but I understand how cool it is

about 49:25
is a demo of a who-is-up-for-a-movie/outing conversation demo which I could totally envision Rhiannon and her posse using just about everyday.

From the link you can also signup to be notified of when Wave goes live. I can’t wait.

12 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Wow...You really are a geek. Who knew geeks could be so damn hot? Cheers Kat!!

I, Like The View said...

. . .'kay

I don't have a spare hour right now, but I'll make a note to come back to this

Travis said...

Great. More tech for me to be ijit about.

Mel said...

k.....my geeky brother-in-law is all excited about this and now you! I'll have to come back to watch it JUST so I can know how much I'll screw up. LOL

Desert Songbird said...

I'll have to "star" this post and check out the vid later. Sounds intriguing...

The CEO said...

Thank you. I like it. We must collaborate on it sometime. Maybe the sailing boat icture in the harbor picture is the perfect reason to use the wave to chat one day!

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Greetings from Scandinavia!
This is Sarah Sofia here. You've got an interesting blog, loved the post on memorial Day and the nice sky-pictures!

Bond said...

HAve to come back and watch...no time now.

dadshouse said...

Sounds pretty cool! Takes me back to my SGI days when I got to work on a 3d collaboration tool. Of course, Google doing collaboration is so much bigger, because it has the potential to affect everyone.

Amazing Gracie said...

R-I-G-H-T. I can't figure out half of Face Book! I am feeling so incredibly ancient...
~~~Blessings~~~

Willow said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, coming over for POTD. I loved your Memorial Day post...

Erika Henderson-Morse said...

You always know about the coolest things. I swear...first google mail..then google chat, next google world, and now this. HOLY COW!!!!!