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Couple of tech thoughts before I hit bed. . .

Just watched the hour and 20 minutes of the introduction of Google Wave.

Like it must be unreal to work at Google.  If we need a Stimulus, then someone should be looking at the thought model going on in Google.  They have to be doing something very, very right!

I’m overwhelmed with Google Wave.  Actually, maybe it’s late into the evening, but the ideas in the hour plus introduction is just like eating one Sundae after another, you almost stand back and say to yourself, when will the innovation stop….it just keeps rolling out.  Not that I am just thrilled with the idea of Wave, but it’s the whole concept or principle things that rock me.  Working backwards, the idea of Federation.  WOW, this is a huge breakthrough as no corporate group wants to give up their firewall, as converations inside the walls, should stay in the walls when they are central to the strategy of a corporation….BUT…the idea that there should be public discussions that cross borders is just something long overdue as we MUST become a network beyond the four walls of corporate America.  You think that is great….oh my goodness, these guys already have an extension or bot, not totally sure….that allows collaboration in 40 languages.  This has to be a wonderful, wonderful thing to the world, as how much we as a planet must reach beyond our geography.  Lastly, the idea of REAL TIME in Wave just rocks.  Instant Messaging wake up!!! Wave is setting the absolute model for next generation.

Job well, done Google Rock Stars!!!!  Can’t wait to see this one hit the streets, it’s just too cool.  I found this on YouTube (thanks Matt!!) but you can also grab this through:  http://wave.google.com as it seems to be a central info site for what’s happening.  Check my Twitter lines to find the URL to YouTube.

The uncluttered look

New Home Page

Less is More!

On advice of the experts in the field, I’ve decided it’s time to leave behind my home page in my browser (bye, bye Yahoo) and embrace the quiet power look of Google.com.  I got this from the ideas posed in a lecture on the seminal work of Vannevar Bush, who wrote an article in June 1945’s Atlantic on how we think, or rather how we need to train our thinking for the future.

This is a short blog as it’s past bedtime and I need to head that way, but wanted to chart my new direction here.  One has to know that Google as well is a very important place for me.  I regularly use News, Gmail and now Tasks.

That all aisde the idea of making Google my home page (other than my corporate page which always comes up in IE), is the need to simplify my space and give me OPEN space to think when I launch my browser.

I’m a firm believer we are too busy with our lives, and we fill our time with mindlessness.  We need to shift our focus through focus, presence and a need to be quiet.  Here’s the link to the Bush article for those that want a fascinating read. Let’s engage our minds!

Post script:  for those not introduced to Bush and his article, Bush is seen as a visionary who saw in 1945 the future as we now are coming to know it.  This article will speak of a machine that has the ability to be a storehouse of knowledge.  Today’s modern Internet users see this as the very first concept of hypertext (the layer of formatting used in Internet pages).  More later. . .