What a freaking joke Wave is. I think I've logged in there twice in the past 2 months.
Hmm, what kind of clear-eyed, all-knowing sage could have predicted this? What kind of rouge visionary could have withstood the marketing and the hype and seen into the future of Wave's stupidity?
Google Wave looks like the most complicated bullshit ever.
Oh, great, in that video the Scandinavian dude wants to add someone else to a conversation. So he goes over to his crazy avatar window and drags that person's face into his main browser window, and then they can see the whole conversation via a 'playback' option! Wacky!
You know, I can do that shit too in e-mail -- if I want someone else on an email chain, I type the first few letters of their name, then hit 'Tab' when their address pops up. BAM. They're in, baby!! And if they want to see what else we've been talking about, golly gee, they can fucking scroll back through the old messages!
For business use -- I can imagine that editing documents in real-time with dancing avatars and instant translation will be cool and really useful.
For personal use -- I don't get it.
I think the iPad is a better idea (especially at these price points), but I think the lack of a camera definitely hurts, especially since I'm sure college kids are a primary target.
Edited by dynomite, 27 January 2010 - 05:11 PM.