While Google Wave itself might warrant a post of its own, I think it’s too early for me to provide much of a review of the technology. It works, but like any new service, it remains to be seen if it catches on.
What I’d instead like to discuss is what Google introduces – one communication medium to rule them all. But while Google has no trouble advancing an idea that Google Wave will be the standard that everyone switches over to, I want to consider what Google Wave could have been: a decentralized, multimedia communication service. Crazy talk, surely. But here’s the idea: