About technology, travel and lifestyle, by Tom Worthington.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Google Wave interface to Email
There are a few technical issues with interfacing Google Wave to email and some more fundamental logistical ones. It would be quite simple to send the wave via email as a HTML. However, responding to this would be very much more difficult. The problem is that they delay when using email is likely to be much longer than with a web based online interface. As a result what you are inserting your response into may have changed significantly by the time the reply arrives. It might be useful to introduce some delays into the system to account for this. This is the opposite of what would normally be assumed, where the faster updates happen the better.