Google wave is the next big idea to come out of Google HQ. But what does it do, and how can it make our lives easier?
When it is described as a fusion of email, instant messaging, and an online document, you may think that it's not much of an innovation - and why bother with it if you already have those things?
However, we're already starting to use it as a kind of 'souped up' email.
Imagine this - you send an email to a couple of colleagues. As they reply, you can all see what is being written, and at the same time you can change your original email. You can add attachments wherever you want in the thread, and also 'gadgets' like a handy polling tool.
Google wave is a 'technology preview' and invitations are being sent sparingly. If you'd like an invitation, mail us, and if we have spares, you'll be able to try it out.