SPDY: Google wants to speed up the web by ditching HTTP : Wow, this takes guts – Google is researching a replacement for HTTP called SPDY, or “Speedy.”
SPDY uses a single SSL-encrypted session between a browser and a client, and then compresses all the request/response overhead. The requests, responses, and data are all put into frames that are multiplexed over the one connection.
Joe made the point this morning that they really have to get the Apache group on-board. If Apache buys into it, that might be enough to kick the snowball off the hill.