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From John Blossom <jblos...@gmail.com>
Subject New Vision Pitch Script
Date Fri, 31 May 2013 13:38:42 GMT
Hi, just to keep everyone in sync, I am working on a script for a video
that might key funding for coders, etc., which can be refined into much
more succinct materials in a compelling slide deck, etc. This is being
edited and developed via Rizzoma for now. Current draft follows.

All the best,

John Blossom

Today's Web is changing like it never has before. More than a billion
people use it today and a billion more will be using it in just a few years
- mostly on mobile devices. Those Web users will live in a world that is
being transformed by the mobile Web. Trillions of sensors that generate Web
data and machines that use Web data are everywhere, creating a Web of
everything connected to everyone. New devices and services merge the world
that we live in with the world of Web information in new and powerful ways.
How do we organize and manage our communications with both people and
machines to build up knowledge together that leads to successful actions in
such a fast-changing world? That's what Wave does - by helping people to
communicate in ways designed specifically for a world that lives in the Web.

Wave software merges Web conversations, information and apps into evolving,
dynamic Web documents that get people sharing, creating and acting on
complex information streams more easily and more rapidly than ever before.
Instead of having dozens of apps or Web sites for dozens of different kinds
of documents, Wave enables you to organize all of your communications and
information around a specific topic, relationship or other focus into a
single document that many people and apps can use and update. Wave
documents are modeled on the way people speak and share ideas - little bits
of information gathered over time, sometimes put together by many people
working intensely on exactly the same thing at the same time.

Wave works like the real world works - it reflects the exploring nature of
how we discover and understand today's world together. You don't have to
send people Wave documents - you bring people into them, just like you'd
add a person to a conversation. Apps can contribute to Wave documents, too
- machines and online services can be part of the conversation in Wave.
Wave documents are designed to evolve easily and flexibly over time, with a
structure that can easily transform conversations into insights into
actions.

Different apps can use all or just portions of Wave documents, or organize
them in any way you'd like. Instead of having to use specific software for
specific types of information, Wave documents can help you to use any
software that helps them to become more valuable - allowing you to
eliminate the need for many other kinds of software, documents and
communications services.

Many types of services try to do what Wave does, but none try to work the
way that the world really works today. Take email, for example. When we
respond to someone in a conversation, do we repeat everything that someone
said in that conversation before saying something new? Does the next person
do the same thing, repeating all of their names, and so on? And yet that's
exactly what happens in emails all the time.

In Wave, you only need to communicate something once in exactly the right
spot, and everyone who's involved in that topic will see what's new -
without repeating anything. They can watch Wave documents being changed
before their very eyes as people and apps add new information - and they
can even see one another adding things as they type or add people and apps
to a Wave document. But even better, you can use another completely
different app for the same Wave document and get a completely different
view of its information, making it easy for people with different kinds of
focus to see and add to the information that's most important to them.

Wave documents can power many different types of apps, and are not tied to
any specific app for their structure or storage. This allows people to have
more ownership of their data in Waves and more ability to shift from one
app to another without having to deal with data format issues. Wave can
work on any common mobile device, with or without an active Internet
connection, enabling people to collect and analyze information in their own
documents, share them with others on a person-to-person basis or add them
into a global network of Wave services in which local and personal
knowledge can feed valuable services and transactions.

Wave started as a demonstration project sponsored by Google in 2008. In
2009, Google gave the software from that demonstration project to the
Apache Software Foundation, which enabled several new Apache Wave-derived
products to come to market. Wave has been used successfully in enterprises,
media, medicine, education, law enforcement, startups and many situations
where highly efficient and flexible information sharing is key to rapid
problem solving and clear communications in complex situations.

Today Wave is preparing for a new generation of users by focusing on
becoming a much more powerful platform for mobile communications. The
original software is being re-engineered for better performance, more easy
sharing of information between organizations using Wave technologies,
simpler and more rapid development of specialized user interfaces and very
flexible use on mobile devices.

To ensure the ongoing success of Wave, the Wave Development Foundation has
been established to fund and support these expanded initiatives so that
Wave can accelerate the use of Wave for a new generation of Web apps just
as Web apps are becoming extremely capable. The world needs Wave right now
- and we can't wait to give the world an even better Wave to help them.

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