When I was growing up, video games were my hobby. I spent countless hours in front of the TV and computer, clicking away until my fingers were sore. Some of the best memories of my childhood involve video games in one way or another, who can forget beating Gannon from Ocarina of Time their first time?
I spend a lot of time answering technology questions, almost as much time as I spend fixing computers. While I don’t have a problem answering people’s questions, I find that almost all of them can quickly be answered with a quick search via Google search. What do the beeps mean when your computer starts up? Try Google. Accidently deleted the recycling bin? Try Google. Icons too big or too small? Try Google.
People are buying larger hard drives in order to satisfy their need for the amount of data that they store. Many people are hoarding files that they will never need again, just because they have enough hard drive space to do so.
When I built one of my computers in 2004, I told a few friends that I had purchased two 120 GB hard drives. Their reactions were ones that I had expected, “You will never be able to fill those up”. Yet, just a few years later I have around 4 TB of space and am running out quickly. I don’t consider myself to be an average computer user, but at my place of employment, I see more and more average users purchasing larger drives. When I offer the 1 TB drives to them, a typical response is “I will never need that much space”. Never is a long time…
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Google wave invite through some connections and wanted to share some of my thoughts. Instead of writing a review on what wave does, I am writing about possible future wave applications that I believe will simplify our lives when it becomes more widespread.
Instead of wasting time explaining in detail what it does, I suggest you head over to wave.google.com and watch the hour long video. It provides a great overview of what wave can do.
The first question I get when I mention Google wave to people is, “What is it”? There is no easy way to explain exactly what it is; the best explanation that I can come up with is a collaborative work processing application. Similarly to many of other wave users, my first reaction to wave was “Great! Now what do I do”? My biggest issue is that this initial user group is so limited there just aren’t enough people to collaborate with, so my testing has been somewhat restrictive.
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