December 07, 2010
Google Wave Is Now Apache Wave

The Google Wave blog Introduces Apache Wave, as Wave is now part of the Apache "Incubator" program. This will make some people happy, Gina Trapani especially.

Now the big question is how will Wave turn out. It "failed" as a project unto itself under google's control, so how will Apache run things to keep it going, or change it to foster a more successful project?

Wave - Posted by Arcterex at 08:29 AM
August 04, 2010
Google Wave Being Discontinued

The google blog has an Update on Google Wave:

Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don't plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.

Basically they tried new and interesting things, and achieved them, but they, and other users, never really figured out what to do with it, leading them to discontinue the product and figure out how to use the technology they created in other product. Not a huge surprise, but I am a little sad for people like @ginatrapani and her Guide to Google Wave.

Wave - Posted by Arcterex at 02:59 PM
November 02, 2009
The Complete Guide to Google Wave eBook

The awesome Gina Trapani of Lifehacker fame has created The Complete Guide to Google Wave: How to Use Google Wave and put up a free preview of the eBook online.

Wave - Posted by Arcterex at 03:10 PM
October 19, 2009
Funny Quote On Google Wave

Shared via Facebook from a coworker of mine is this tweet which seems to sum up Google Wave quite nicely :)

Funny Stuff , Wave - Posted by Arcterex at 05:32 AM
October 01, 2009
Google Wave Quicky Review

First of all, Scoble isn't that wrong when he says that Google Wave crashes on beach of overhype. I don't know if I'd call it so cut and dry. I've played around with it a bit today and have a few comments:

  • It's still got some rough edges, I have yet to see a crash (well, other than a quick try in IE8 which I knew would fail horribly).
  • It's still got a ways to evolve as well, I'm sure some of the UI and productivity issues will smooth themselves out.
  • It is not an [anything] killer. It won't obsolete RSS, Twitter, Email, Google Docs, Windows, Linux, IM, or SMS.
  • Wave has it's place in the world, the current failing for it is it doesn't seem to know where it is. I can see this being the perfect solution to a problem, the thing is, I'm not sure what the problem is. I can see it being awesomely useful doing online support with a team that's separated (open a new wave for each issue, real-time collaboration on answers), a scrum team putting their thoughts on an issue all down together, organizers for a sports team, or something like that. Wave is a hammer searching for a nail.
  • Lots of the functionality is uber cool. Realtime typing, translation, editing, etc all work pretty much as advertised.

I look forward to seeing what Wave brings in the future, and evolves into, but for right now it's probably really not all that useful for normal people other than as a fun toy to play with.

Google , Wave - Posted by Arcterex at 12:53 PM