Google recently released Google Wave. It’s at a preview stage. It’s also invitation only. Being excluded during my school years, even by the “out crowd”, I wanted in! One of my former students, HotDogWater, mercifully sent me an invitation. So now I’m in! But in what?
Per Google, “Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration.” Uh, OK.
Fortunately (for me), The Complete Guide to Google Wave is a free online book. Its website states: “Google Wave is a new web-based collaboration tool that’s notoriously difficult to understand.” I’ll drink to that.
I haven’t had a chance yet to delve into this online book. But perusing its table of contents, looks like there’s a lot of good information there.
The book will be kept up to date. The book’s website states: “Because Wave is such a new product that’s evolving quickly, this guidebook is a work in progress that will update in concert with Wave as it grows and changes.”
The book also will be available as a PDF: “The preview edition of The Complete Guide to Google Wave will be available for purchase as a DRM-free PDF in November of 2009. The first edition will debut in January as both a PDF and a softcover print book, with new editions to follow throughout 2010.”
Now to figure out which device to use as an eReader.