I just got my Google Wave invite. I have watched a few of the videos, and I am going to have to give this thing a rip. Combining text, chat, video, audio and a bunch of things I haven't even thought of yet... with email... seems pretty cool.
Thinking back not all that long ago, I wasn't doing most of those things seperately, much less combined. In fact, a few years ago, many of these technologies not widely adopted because of the bandwidth required.
Now it is possible that someone could send me a message and WATCH LETTER BY LETTER as I type a reply. And while pulling in information from news outlets, social media and whatever else is required in order to get the message across, we can make a rich media presentation.
In unrelated news, I looked at an 84" HDTV that was under $5000 (Like I have $50 to spend on a TV right now...). They were showing a Blu-Ray movie (Pixar's Cars). That thing ROCKED.
And then I got to thinking...
<you'd better take cover>
I use a tablet computer. I was looking at a SERIOUSLY High Definition display "monitor". And now this multi-media communications technology. Imagine if all of these were combined. We are on the verge of things that were in science fiction movies only a few years ago.
And yesterday evening, My son's teacher said that it won't be long before kids don't carry books to school... it will all be online. I was already thinking that a tablet computer could function as both a reading appliance (like a Kindle) and writing surface... The 5 year old gets to draw on daddy's computer sometimes...
I think my phone has more computing power than my school district had when I was a kid.
Kathy Schowe 760.333.8886
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