Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 15th Oct 2009 20:18 UTC
Google "There are countless pundits and other tech gurus describing Google Wave as a disappointment, lately. Most of that seems to come from the fact that nobody seems to get what Wave is for. So they compare it to social media. Is Wave the next Twitter? Nope. Is it the next Facebook? Nope. Is it going to replace Instant Messengers? Possibly, in some circumstances, but not any time soon." Read more here.
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Glad some people are getting it
by Praxis on Thu 15th Oct 2009 21:23 UTC
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I'm glad I'm seeing more people getting it as time goes on. When it first came out and people where describing it as the next twitter or facebook, I had absolutely no idea where they were coming from since Wave doesn't resemble them in the slightest. If you pay attention to the underlying protocols they are pretty clear about what its used for, it allows for real time collaborative editing of a document. Everything else is using UI, rules and permissions to shape the user experience and use cases. Of course Google still has a long way to go with the implementation and lots of fairly basic features are still missing, but we are still talking about very alpha level software.

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kragil Member since:

Yeah, my faith in OSnews was never really questioned, but now it is reinforced ;)

It is really sad to see how the tech world does not get things like Wave.

This could be a real problem for Wave. It may take decades for the unwashed masses to get its benefits.

I want it much sooner than that.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

It is really sad to see how the tech world does not get things like Wave.


The product is simply too complicated. Blaming people like me (who see Wave as a hopelessly complicated piece of software that solves problems few people actually have) for not understanding Wave is like a pilot blaming his passengers for not knowing how to fly a 747.

Edited 2009-10-15 22:08 UTC

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OSNevvs Member since:


It will probably take years before Wave fully penetrates large corporations and replaces the email systems everyone is used to.

Companies will not trust Google to host their conversations/project files. I don't see that happen.

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