Unlike most services that were created to solve a specific problem/problems, Google Wave seems to be searching for a problem to solve. In the past few months I have been reading a multitude of sources to see how others have found problems to solve with Google Wave. This year at SolidWorks World, I have been taking notes with my friends and colleagues in order to ensure that the detail accuracy is high. Collaborative notes seems to be one of the many use cases that I think everyone could benefit from.
One of the major problems early on with a public-facing wave was the lack of control a wave creator had for access to the participants. Now that Google has rolled out the abiltiy to control Read/Write acess, now public waves can be controlled and the mess of too many editors can be avoided.
For those of you on Google Wave and want to get some of the notes you can go to the search and type in "with:public + tag:sww10" and see the waves I have started that are public. Finding the waves, as you can see, are not friendly but we are all engineers and so are the designers of Wave. Here are the short links for the waves I have started:
- SWW10: SolidWorks 2011 Sneak Peak: (will be only on the notes for 2011 on Wednesday)
There will be about 5 or 6 of us taking notes and you will all be able to see the notes come together live or come back after and see the results of our madness! ~Lou