Aug. 7, 2009

10:45 am

And people aren’t looking for a replacement for email, or instant messaging, or blogs, or wikis. Those tools all work great for their intended purposes, and whatever technology augments them will likely offer a different combination of persistence and immediacy than those systems. Right now, Wave evokes all of them without being its own distinctive thing. Which means it’s most useful in providing reference implementations of particular new features.

Anil Dash, on the key reason he believes the open standards for Google Wave will have a tough time being adopted and adapted. (#)

Whaddya think?