Google Wave aims to make you more productive, in particular when communicating and working with groups of people. I believe Wave can do a lot for you, except perhaps provide instant gratification. It will likely require some effort, in particular in the technology s early days, to get your head around. But I am confident you will consider it effort well spent. For starters, I hope you will enjoy this wonderful book by Gina and Adam. I sure have! --Lars Rasmussen - Foreword from the book
About the Author
Gina Trapani is the award-winning author, blogger, and programmer whose work translates cutting-edge technology into insights that boost personal productivity. Gina was the founding editor of Lifehacker.com, the seminal blog which garnered nominations for Blog of the Decade and yielded the best-selling book, Upgrade Your Life, a compendium of the best lessons from the thousands-strong Lifehacker community. Currently Gina is a project director at Expert Labs leading development on ThinkTank, an open source crowdsourcing platform the White House will use. Through her work co-hosting This Week in Google, creating browser extensions that customize Google's web applications, and writing The Complete Guide to Google Wave, she's become the foremost independent voice on the technology efforts of web titan Google. Her writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Wired, PC World, Fast Company, Maximum PC, and Macworld magazines. Profiles of her work have appeared in venues ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times. A popular and in-demand public speaker, Gina has given feature presentations and keynote speeches at first-tier events like the Web 2.0 Expo. Fast Company named her one of the Most Influential Women in Technology, and Wired magazine awarded her its prestigious Rave Award in 2006.