Reply by Chat as a Cartoon by Ted Tschopp

Step 1 - Reply by Chat

written by

Reply by Chat : an image by Ted Tschopp

I have always thought that the logical direction for chat and email was the same. At some point in the future the only difference between them will be if you are there to answer the chat. Looks like Google gets this as well.

Email, chat, etc… is just communications. So how do you break down those communications. There is a sender and a receiver and a payload. The sender can set an importance and a responsiveness factor to the payload. Then the receiver can also set an importance and a responsiveness factor based on either the sender or the contents of the payload. In the end, the whole conversation be it email, chat, voice communications, static web content, etc… should be saved in one space. It’s good to see Google start to get this.

And why stop at email and chat? I can see all communications which need human points of contact using a universal interface.

Here is the story: Reply by chat


With an account on the Fediverse or Mastodon, you can respond to this post. Since Mastodon is decentralized, you can use your existing account hosted by another Mastodon server or compatible platform if you don't have an account on this one. Known non-private replies are displayed below.


Connect your blog or website to this post via Webmentions. Link to this article and your response will appear below, fostering a web-wide discussion. Supports comments, likes, and reposts from any Webmention-enabled site.


Crafting Time - Journey of Building a JavaScript Calendar

Bespreekbaarheid: The Missing Ingredient in IT Organizations

Explore the concept of Bespreekbaarheid, a Dutch term that encourages open dialogue and transparency, and discover why it's crucial for...

AI User Interfaces and Experiences in 2023

An in-depth analysis of Google's response to the AI competition and its impact on the tech landscape. Exploring the shift...

The Revolution of Mobile Computing: From Mainframes to Smartphones

This article explores the evolution of computing from mainframes to PCs, laptops, and ultimately to mobile phones. The author emphasizes...

The Future of Web-Based Computing: Revolutionizing the Creative Industry

This article showcases videos of a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 that launches complex applications like Photoshop and Unreal tournament...

Motorola's Project Ara: The Future of Modular Smartphones or a Doomed Venture?

The article explores Motorola's project Ara, an ambitious idea of creating smartphones with individual, purchasable components. While intriguing, the author...