[Foundation-l] Google Wave and Wikimedia projects

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sat May 30 12:13:03 UTC 2009

When you paid attention, you would know that it were developers. You are
thinking along the lines of traditional e-mail and YES, you want to know who
did what. You do know that it was explained that they deal with this. When
you forget about the e-mail paradigm and start thinking in terms of the Wiki
paradigm, you may come to the conclusion that they do a great job of
integrating the things that make sense to us.

It has been said often enough that Wikis are to preferred over e-mail. What
I see in Wave is how many of the attributes come to the e-mail and in a way
that is way more poweful because here you can actually send/receive it as
e-mail as well as collaboratively edit.

One of the better parts in the presentation was where they explained that
even though they are building and living this new envirionment, they have to
appreciate the power of new approaches. All in all, the ability to change a
text is what makes it a wiki, the fact that it was received by mail makes it
mail, the combination makes it more powerful and something else.

2009/5/30 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>

> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 7:24 AM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> > I'm not sure if it'll catch on, because Google seems to have added so
> much
> > extraneous crap into the mix
> >
> Like replying in the middle of a message, not by quoting the original, but
> by just editing the person's message to add your question in the middle of
> it.  How pissed would you be if someone did that on your User talk page?
> But yet it got applause.  Don't people think?  What was the constituency of
> the audience, anyway?  They were applauding at some pretty horrible ideas.
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