Let me explain in a non technical way why Google Wave is a breakthrough. I argue that it doesn’t just revolutionarize the concept of email (only a few decades old), it changes the very concept of mail (thousands of years old).
Let’s go back in time and imagine the Romans had Wave. First of all, I argue that they would have called it Arbor, because it makes more sense and because they didn’t like oceans.
But what would it look like?