Google Talk

I had an interesting time playing with the “Google Talk(Google Talk)”:http://www.google.com/talk/ client this morning as I was lucky enough to find “Greg Schwartz(Open Stacks)”:http://www.openstacks.net/os/ online and we had a nice chat. It seems very bare-bones but functional. If anyone wants a Gmail invite to try it out (assuming there is anyone out there left without an account), let me know. The “joint search capability(Google Talk Review)”:http://www.downloadsquad.com/2005/08/23/googe-talk-review/ aka “group browsing(Google’s Roar: Sidebar and Google Talk In One Week)”:http://google.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000650055733/ could be very interesting for libraries in a “Jybe(IM @ Your Library)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/04/04/im sort-of-way. In other Google News, I added the new Desktop Search as well (which interesting enough “integrate(Google Talk’s Open Platform and Sidebar Integration)”:http://google.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000630055776/ nicely). This has been a big week for Google even if some people are “calling them names(Relax, Bill Gates; It’s Google’s Turn as the Villain)”:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/24/technology/24valley.html?ex=1282536000&en=344e9c533c3980cc&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss.