(Seen on angusabranson and serpentstar‘s Livejournals, among others…)

Google rolled out a 90 minute demo of their forthcoming product at the I/O conference. If you’ve got the time, it’s well worth watching.

I seriously think that it has a chance of revolutionizing how we do things online. Basically, “Google Wave” combines the functions of email, twitters, message board threads, social sites, blogs, shared document development, etc. etc. etc., into a single, in-browser tool used for EVERYTHING.

No more jumping from site to site, juggling multiple interfaces and programs, or any of that. Send messages, post a blog entry, read blogs, make and respond to comments, send tweets, embed video and other apps, collaborate on documents, all from within the same interface. It’s basically taking everything that’s been developed in online communication since the beginning of the form, and designing a single tool that does all of it. Seriously cool.

Plus: In the video, the developers use terms like “Shiny!” — and one gets a crash message on his screen, which is written as “curse your sudden and inevitable betrayal!”. They’re obviously Browncoats… which makes the product name make a LOT more sense:

In the ‘verse of Firefly/Serenity, a Wave is an Audio-visual transmission sent over the Cortex.

Mac Guy Needs PC HALP.

So yeah: Dotta Numba 2 is now here.

Here’s the thing: She has a PC desktop, which, due to the vagaries of the move from CO, is currently lacking in a) a monitor, and b) a wireless network card, so she can access our home network (and hence, Teh Intarwebs).

So I turn to you, oh VURD: I need to get those things, and any help would be welcome. If you have any extra bits lying around, or know of any sources that are fairly reasonable, let me know. might have a line on a monitor via Freecycle — we’ll see.

Once I’ve acquired the tech goodies, I’ll need some assistance in installation and set-up of the wireless card. I’m a Mac guy, and don’t speak-a da PC. If you can lend a hand, please drop me a comment.