Google Wave is, according to Google, “the new email”. It combines email,
their idea of working together on same documents, and versioning
control. It has lots of potential.
I playfully created a simple class for playing cards and decks and
invited a few people to it, figuring we could reinvent git (because I
bet we can outsmart Linus, you know?) or at least toy around. Then,
someone asked if this was the spot for the new Ruby Q., and I got this
Instead of several people working separately on a small problem, why
don’t we have several people working together on a slightly bigger
My toy class for cards and decks could become a complete software for
playing cards online, complete with games, their own sets of rules, etc
etc… But if we wait for me to code all this, it’ll be a while! If,
instead, everyone pools in a bit, we can go much farther, much faster.
That’s only one example of a “bigger problem” … Maybe we just want to
implement a specific encryption algorithm, or something similar, or
create an important gem (like a gem to unrar, or something).
I’m clearly not reinventing anything - but maybe we can test the Wave’s
potential for this. What do you think?