[Foundation-l] Google Wave and Wikimedia projects

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Sun May 31 06:11:42 UTC 2009

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/5/30 Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com>:
>> Thomas Dalton wrote:
>>>  E-mail, once
>>> it let the military/academia, was a completely new thing, there wasn't
>>> anything like it before (the closest thing was telegrams, which
>>> charged by the word, could take a few hours to reach their destination
>>> and couldn't have attachments).
>> Not even courier mail?
> Courier mail is far far slower than email or telegrams (for long
> distance, at least). I've just watched the first 20 minutes of the
> presentation and there doesn't seem to be anything new, it's just
> combining existing stuff in a fancy way. It's a great app, and I may
> well use it, but it isn't going to change the world. It's part of an
> incremental progression, it's not a paradigm shift.

For sure. I was just burying the point that telegrams
are not the best comparison. Courier mail did the
thing much slower, but it got the thing done.
Telegrams were for when you needed the
immediacy that E-mail now gives for free.(spam notwithstanding)


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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